Fresh food is considered to be inherently more nutritious. Often, fresh food may be more nutritious if stored for minimal time and cooked in the right way. However, in other circumstances, rapid freezing is considered to be more beneficial. Individual organisations need to use people with expertise and local knowledge to make practical decisions.
The Food Standards Agency have developed an Eat Well web site promoting healthy eating and providing healthy choices.
Sustainable food procurement can have positive effects on the environment, economy and society.