Research on the procurement of school food has inspired the reform of public policy at national and local levels in England, Scotland and Wales.
Professor Kevin Morgan and Dr Roberta Sonnino have highlighted the potential of public procurement to promote sustainability, by focusing on local authorities that were spearheading school food reform in the UK and Italy.
Their research analysed and inspired the reform of public policy at national and local levels in England, Scotland and Wales. In Wales, their research inspired the Welsh Government's reform of the national school food policy, Appetite for Life, and is now having a wider impact on procurement policy across the public sector.
Professor Morgan and Dr Sonnino have been invited to present at a range of high-level policy and practice events in Europe, North America and Brazil, turning the UK's public policies into a reference point for school food reformers around the globe, including the UN's World Food Programme.
"Professor Morgan and his team have always fully supported the work of the Soil Association and provided us with guidance and expertise to better understand good practice in school food provisioning." (Helen Browning, Chief Executive, Soil Association and Libby Grundy, Director, Food for Life Partnership)