Healthy, Local, Organic, Fair Trade Food & Catering

When to Use

Meetings, events.


Consumer, Industrial

Criteria for Healthy, Local, Organic, Fair Trade Food & Catering

Info on this product category: Food, Catering Services

Criteria for Food, Catering Services

In July 2009, SF created the first comprehensive food policy for the City which addresses hunger, healthy food for City meetings and events, food production on City owned land and more.

SF City Depts. are encouraged to buy:

  • Locally produced and/or sustainably certified foods;
  • 2+ raw vegetables and vegetarian options at all meals; low calorie low-fat foods;
  • Small portions (e.g. cut bagels in half);
  • Fat free or 1% milk, soy milk, 100% juice, water or tea (unsweetened);
  • Whole grain breads, rice or corn tortillas.

City staff should avoid butter, cream sauces, fried foods, chips, fries.

Guide for City Staff

Department of Public Health guidelines for healthy meetings.

Citywide Contract

Special Purchasing Instructions

Paste this letter to order with city-approved vendors (for blanket purchase orders).


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