Federal Wellness Program Rolls Out and Goes Green
The administration’s ongoing commitment to health and wellness will soon roll out to federal cafeterias, a result of the new GSA food-service contract. In partnership with the White House Office of Health Reform and the U.S. General Services Administration, the State Department’s headquarters in Washington will be the first agency to benefit from the pilot program.
The comprehensive health agenda will incorporate locally grown goods from farmers markets, improved menu selections, and consumer education tips on – portion sizes, cooking techniques, and recycling and composting initiatives throughout national federal cafeterias.
With more than 350 federal dining facilities under GSA’s helm either through commercial contracts or operated in conjunction with the Department of Education’s Randolph-Shepard Act, the program will phase in new criteria as current food contracts expire or explore opportunities in pre-existing contracts where there is consumer demand and support for a current vendor.