Content tagged "tray waste"

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...

Introduction to Tray Waste Data Collection Techniques

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

Do you want to dig deeper into understanding what students are actually eating? It’s not nutrition until it is eaten, which is why we invite you to join us...

Tray Waste Part II: 5 Simple Steps to Efficiently Measure Tray Waste

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 18, 2017

Measuring tray waste can give insights into what foods kids are eating and what foods are being thrown away. In order for the healthy foods to give students...

Tray Waste Part I: Determine the Impact of Lunchroom Changes by Measuring Tray Waste

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 18, 2017

Making healthy changes to the school lunchroom is a no-brainer, but how do you know if those changes are really making an impact?Schools participating in...

Tray Waste Part III: Effectively Present Your Data

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

The data that you collected can tell you the percentage of food being wasted before and after you implemented a change in your cafeteria. It will also tell...

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...

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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