Welcome to the Sustainable Public Meal Toolkit!

The Sustainable Public Meal Toolkit provides experience-based advice on how to set up innovative strategies and activities for sustainable public procurement and catering services. The toolkit was developed in the Baltic Sea Region countries but can be used in many more places due to the generic descriptions in the tools. Start the change in your municipality, your company, your school, your hospital, or elsewhere!

The Sustainable Public Meal Toolkit is a result of the Interreg-BSR project StratKIT (#R088, 2019-2021) and part of the StratKIT Platform. You can find more information here www.stratkit.eu. StratKIT expands with new partners and additional approaches under a new project called StratKIT+. You can find more information here interreg-baltic.eu/project/stratkitplus/

Thematic Gateways

More than fifty tools are available for stakeholders involved in the provision of public meals, whether they be policymakers, procurers, caterers, producers, suppliers, consumers, or other public and private bodies. To find tools suitable for your situation, you can either browse them all or find collections of tools for different topics in the thematic gateways. Add the most suitable tools to your own collection to download and print.

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Strategic tools to change the way public meals are sourced, procured and delivered in general.


Tools to introduce sustainability into the procurement of public meals.


Tools to raise awareness on sustainable public meals and sharing know-how with professionals.


Tools to increase the share of organic food in public meals.


Tools to make plant-based, healthy dishes take centre stage on public meal plates.


Tools to reduce food waste in public catering.


Tools to prepare public meals in a more resource-efficient way while motivating circular approaches.


Tools for connecting with the roots of the food system – the farmers.


Tools to face situations of crisis in public catering.


There are many ways to organise the provision of public meals. Here you can find information about the most common ways to help organise public catering and its procurement.

Public meals are a key area for changes that can lead to a more sustainable food system. Here you can find inspiration for connecting public meals with sustainability.

Here you can find an overview of the most important global and EU policies for shaping a greener and more sustainable Europe.

Eight voluntary key principles for sustainable procurement and catering services in the Baltic Sea Region and beyond.

Learn more about the sustainable public meal toolkit and its tools.

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