Annual Report

2019 Menus of Change Annual Report

The 2019 Menus of Change Annual Report was released prior to the 7th annual Menus of Change leadership summit on June 17. The report includes an analysis of issues at the convergence of public health, the environment, and the business of food, and updated Dashboard of how the food and foodservice industries have progressed—or not—since last year's report was issued. Find the Annual Report Executive Summary here.

Principles of Healthy, Sustainable Menus

Developed in collaboration with leading scientists and business experts—the initiative's Scientific and Technical Advisory Council (chaired by Walter Willett, MD, DrPH of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) and Sustainable Business Leadership Council—the report provides groundbreaking, evidence-based strategies for foodservice executives. Two of the most important components of the report are its Principles of Healthy, Sustainable Menus, which provide guidance for the foodservice industry, and the 2019 Menus of Change State of the Plate Dashboard (pictured below), which provides a snapshot of the food industry's recent progress.

We will continue to research, review, and report on these important health and environmental issues, explore strategies, and offer promising solutions to food-linked environmental challenges, unacceptably high obesity and chronic disease rates, and other public health imperatives.

Find archived Annual Reports at the links below, or by clicking on the SUMMIT INFO tab above, then on SUMMIT MATERIALS from the drop-down menu.