Boston City Councilors are working to adopt an ordinance which, upon approval, would allow Boston Public Schools to assess their current food distributors and favor companies that source locally grown food.

The ordinance, which City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu submitted in March, would make Boston one of the first cities in the United States to adopt the standards developed by the Center for Good Food Purchasing. The Good Food Purchasing program seeks to promote supporting local economies, healthy eating, fair labor policies, sustainability and proper treatment of animals.

Elena Carbone, chair of the Department of Nutrition at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, said the City should devote its taxpayer dollars toward any promising efforts to improve the quality of the food available to Boston’s students.

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