Menus of change
Written by on Wednesday 6 November 2013
More people than ever are eating outside of the home, handing over responsibility for their food and health. And this is happening in a time when people are more concerned than ever with healthy eating.
The moment, therefore, for us all to tackle food policy.
‘Our food choices are a primary driver of our health’
Menus of Change is a large-scale project set up by the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), and the Harvard School of Public Health. Together, they are looking to innovate, and develop a long-term vision for optimal nutrition and public health, environmental stewardship and restoration, and social responsibility concerns within the foodservice sector and beyond.
According to the CIA, now is the time for the food sector to implement some drastic changes. Never before have Americans been so concerned with healthy eating. Nonetheless, more than half of all food in America is prepared by professionals takeaway or eaten out which is more popular than ever. With Menus of Change, the CIA wants to respond to these developments and stimulate innovation. One of the central questions is: ‘How do we make delicious food healthy and environmentally friendly?’ To answer this, and other questions, the organisation is collecting as many professionals from the food sector as possible to work together on making some drastic changes.