Healthy foods for feds


The General Services Administration is building on the Obama administration’s efforts to improve the health of federal employees and to green cafeterias by offering healthier options through its dining facilities contracts.

The State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. will be the first to benefit from what GSA calls “a new national template for food service requirements to provide healthier and more sustainable food options in federal dining facilities across the country.”

The contract creates a healthier and more sustainable cafeteria by using “locally grown produce and market baskets, menu options that are prepared using healthy cooking techniques, and a nutrition education program that will help federal employees to make better food choices,” according to a Feb. 10 GSA news release.

I.L. Creations of Maryland, Inc. won the contract and will serve approximately 6,500 employees and more than 1,000 visitors each day, GSA said in the news release.

GSA and the administration have clearly picked up the lesson learned by Cookie Monster.


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