Sustainable School Food Procurement in Large K–12 Districts: Prospects for Value Chain Partnerships

Many scholars and activists are interested in the potential for school-based childhood nutrition programs to positively impact the U.S. agri-food system. This paper explores efforts of a national K–12 school food collaborative to procure more sustainably grown and healthful food products. After a review of literature on transaction cost theory and school food procurement, the paper examines the potential of strategic partnerships in a value chain framework to meet procurement change goals. Results from a qualitative study of two participating school districts suggest that partnerships can offer potential solutions to recurring procurement barriers found in previous research.


Issue Date:
2012-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/123317
Published in:
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Volume 41, Number 1
Page range:
100-113
Total Pages:
14




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