By Hannah Holliday
In 2012, the Good Food Purchasing Program in Los Angeles began to transform how public institutions, like schools, bought food.
It focuses on purchasing and providing food that improves local economies, environmental sustainability, workforce conditions, animal welfare and nutrition.
We spoke with Joann Lo who chaired the Los Angeles Food Policy Council which created the program. It now has campaigns in major cities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio and Illinois.
Listen to that interview here.