The regional council in Occitanie has raised the food policy to one of its „major regional tasks in 2018“ and fixed an ambitious objective: in 2021 a 40% share of local or “high quality food” in high schools canteens shall be reached, half of it coming from organic agriculture. 191 schools of 2nd degree as well as 2 central kitchens of the region are concerned.
Activities of ECOZEPT:
In collaboration with Bio Occitanie (Fédération Régionale de l'Agriculture Biologique) we have accompanied the change in practices at the level of establishments in 8 departments (Aveyron, Lozère, Gers, Tarn et Garonne, Haute Garonne, Hérault, Gard, Aude) in order to restructure supplies through regional channels.
Within the framework of this project, we have mobilised our know-how anchored in the operational field and covering a wide range of themes: sustainable procurement, logistics issues, drafting of public contracts, staff training, awareness-raising of guests, communication actions, etc. We have also carried out a sourcing of the offer available in the region and designed several tools to accompany the change (food waste, public markets guide, low temperature cooking guide, vegetarian menu guide, etc.).
More generally, we have taken care to make the link with the obligations of the so-called Egalim law in order to guarantee the consistency of regional actions with the law.