German City Sets an Example by Providing Organic Food to First Graders

By Anna Hunt

When it comes to making the organic food industry successful, Nuremberg, Germany, is a shining example of what is possible. One of the city’s initiatives is to gift first-graders with yellow lunchboxes filled with organic food on their first day of school, reports German broadcaster DW. The city refills the box daily as part of an initiative to increase the amount of organic food offered in public institutions.

In Nuremberg City, Organic Food Takes Priority

The Nuremberg initiative extends beyond public schools. It includes nursing homes, daycare centers, correctional facilities, and city administrative offices. The efforts are part of the city’s Organic Metropolis Nuremberg project, which runs many outreach programs to promote organic food producers and farmers.

Since 2003, Nuremberg City has been actively supporting the production and consumption of organically grown food. As a result, the Nuremberg metropolitan area has more than

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