Content tagged "food waste"

School Food Waste Prevention Techniques: Tips to Develop a Fun and Collaborative Action Plan

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 20, 2018

The USDA has recently released a guide called What You Can Do to Prevent Wasted Food to enforce food waste prevention, specifically in schools. The guide...

Incorporating Tray Waste Evaluation into Your Smarter Lunchroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 26, 2018

In this webinar recording, Adam Brumberg, Deputy Director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, and Erin Sharp, MS, MAT, Curriculum Designer for the Smarter...

Why Reducing Food Waste in School Meal Programs Matters

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

School foodservice directors have great pressures to meet federal, state, and local demands for nutrition, safety, and lunchroom participation. Consequently,...

More or Less Plate Waste with Updated School Nutrition Policies?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Despite some negative press surrounding the new nutrition standards in school meal programs, many schools have seen a positive impact on plate waste and...

Feature Series: Reducing and Managing School Cafeteria Food Waste

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 11, 2016

The USDA has recently released a guide called What You Can Do to Prevent Wasted Food to enforce food waste prevention, specifically in schools... READ...

Schools Reduce Food Waste through Improved Front and Back of the House Techniques

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 29, 2016

The US Food Waste Challenge encourages everyone, including K-12 schools, to reduce, recover, and recycle food waste. Waste can happen at any point in the...

Decreasing Waste in Schools: Food Recycling Options

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 29, 2016

About 30% of food in the US food supply is wasted each year! That’s 133 billion pounds of food - a problem when considering hunger, limited financial...

African Swine Fever

African Swine Fever is a highly contagious disease of pigs that is clinically indistinguishable from Classical Swine Fever. Pigs most often contract the...

What’s in Your Garbage? A First Look At Long-term Impact of NSLP Regulations and How Much Food Students Throw Away

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 20, 2015

In 2012, the first set of new school lunch guidelines were implemented as part of the USDA’s initiative to improve the nutritional quality of school...

Feeding Hungry Tummies: Lunch Hour Strategies to Curb Food Waste

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 21, 2015

The 2010 federal school nutrition standards have helped educate many of our students about new and healthy foods.  A recent study by the Harvard School of...

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