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.

A 2020 report from NASEM identified 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 included: 

  • 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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