Diet for a Green Planet is a research-based concept that was developed in the early 2000's.

The concept of Diet for a Green Planet was developed as a result of two research projects, BERAS (Baltic Ecological Recycling Agriculture and Societies, 2003-2006) and BERAS Implementation (2010-2013). Södertälje Municipality participated in a leading role in BERAS Implementation, to develop and implement the food concept within the public meal sector.

But the journey towards becoming a leader in sustainable public meals had already begun in 2001, when a political decision was taken by the municipality of Södertälje to use the food purchasing policy as a tool in the environmental sustainability work. In 2004, a director for the Diet Unit was hired with overall responsibility of all meal activities in the municipality. A new Diet Policy was developed and step by step, the municipality has since then worked for a more sustainable food supply, both in regular operations and in various development projects. In this work, Diet for a Green Planet has been a cornerstone and guide since 2010. It has generated substantial interest and received many awards, among other things Södertälje was appointed "The school food Municipality of the Year 2014" by White Guide Junior.

Read more about the different projects in which Diet for a Green Planet has both developed and played a leading role

Helena Nordlund

Project manager, MatLust
Tel: + 46 08 523 071 23

Latest update: 22 June 2021
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