Food and meals

Sustainable development has become increasingly evident when it comes to food. As a large organisation with high levels of food consumption, the City of Stockholm has an important role to play.

The food served in the City’s operations has an impact on public health and well-being, and affects the climate and the environment. Every day, the City serves meals to more than 160,000 children and students at pre-schools and schools across Stockholm. The City’s work on food and meals plays a major role in sustainable development.

The City of Stockholm’s work to reduce food waste must contribute to a reduced climate impact. Waste is collected and disposed in a resource-efficient way. The goal for the City’s work by 2021, 70 percent of all food waste will be collected – an increase of more than 400 percent compared to 2015 (16 percent).

The City of Stockholm aims to contribute to better public health and reduced climate impact through the food purchased, produced and served in the City’s operations. The City must be a pioneering municipality, where residents know that they are consuming good, nutritious and safe food.