Tools to Fight Food Waste in Schools – Adjusting to the New Normal 


November 12, 2020

  • Health-Agriculture Nexus
  • Convening Event

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), in collaboration with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), presented a webinar on some of the tools and strategies to reduce waste that you can bring into your own school, classroom or kitchen.

Schools across the country are changing and adapting to a new normal right now, and that includes food service. At this critical moment in time, it’s urgent to find ways to avoid wasting food in our schools. A recent report from NASEM identifies promising strategies for reducing consumer food waste nationwide, including experiential learning in school curricula. WWF has created a Food Waste Warrior curriculum to help teachers and students connect our food system with nature and provide hands-on learning opportunities to empower the next generation of conservationists to reduce waste.

Speakers: 

  • Jennifer J. Otten, NASEM committee member, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Pete Pearson, WWF
  • Jimmy Nguyen, US Department of Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Service
  • Cathy Carmichael, Pennington Biomedical Research Center – Louisiana State University

Learn More!

Read NASEM consensus study report, “A National Strategy to Reduce Food Waste at the Consumer Level,” funded by FFAR and the Walmart Foundation.

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