systems thinking

Nourish Webinar: Systems mapping and the case for reconnecting food and health

Nourish Webinar: Systems mapping and the case for reconnecting food and health

This discussion-based webinar explores the potential of systems mapping as a tool to understand systems and to design better interventions. We introduce the basics of beginning to draw your own systems maps. The Nourish team will share the maps drawn to interpret the (dis)connection between food and health/care, and will explore the insights and opportunities that emerged from those maps.

Balanced Menus

Balanced Menus

Source: Health Care Without Harm
The hidden cost of meat produced and distributed via our industrial agricultural system is high. Balanced Menus is a systematic approach to reducing the amount of meat protein served in hospital food service and a strategic pathway to sourcing the healthiest, most sustainably produced meat available. Balanced Menus is an American initiative that offers cost savings as well as concrete public and environmental health benefits.

Public Sector Purchasers as Value Creators in a Resilient Food System

Public Sector Purchasers as Value Creators in a Resilient Food System

Source: Hayley Lapalme
Year: 2015
This case study takes a systems mapping approach to illustrate the opportunity of institutional food buyers to influence food systems. It draws from the 3P Mentorship Program, an Ontario-based community of practice on public purchasing that preceded Nourish. Slides from Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium.