Food Procurement

Why is healthy food procurement necessary?

  • People are eating and drinking more calories
  • Eating foods high in saturated fat and sodium and low in fruits and vegetables adds to a person’s chance of developing cancer
  • Healthy food standards improve nutrition and health, lower healthcare costs, and help create a healthier food environment

Schenectady County Public Health Services recognizes the need to establish foor procurement guidelines thus we have partnered with SICM (Schenectady Inner City), Conifer Park, Niskayuna Sebior Center and Schenectady ARC to develop policies tailored to the needs of the people they serve.

What is food procurement?

Food procurement is how government and other community agencies purchase food.  This food is used to provide meals for people in child-care centers, schools, hospitals, jails, and senior programs.






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