University of Wisconsin–Madison

Understanding Healthy Procurement: Using Government’s Purchasing Power to Increase Access to Healthy Food

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Food, Health
State and local governments can improve residents’ diets by exercising their power to purchase goods and services. By adopting healthy procurement policies, governments can improve public health, lower overall costs, and provide leadership for the private sector to do the same. This report outlines who sets procurement policies, how procurement policies are implemented, and what healthy procurement policies look like.

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