Zero Waste Lunchroom: The How and Why of Reducing Waste in your School Lunchroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools September 20, 2018 Print Friendly and PDF

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Presented by: Susan Casey, Zero Waste Schools Program Manager, Seven Generations Ahead

Schools can generate a lot of waste, especially in their lunchrooms and kitchens. In this webinar, you will learn how to plan and implement waste reduction strategies in your school lunchroom, including waste prevention, recycling, composting, and food recovery/donation. The webinar will focus on the operational changes as well as the education needed to make the strategies successful. Special focus will be given to food waste reduction options, including share tables and donation to food pantries. This webinar will be helpful to anyone interested in reducing waste in their school or district, and many schools that have implemented recycling and commercial composting programs have been able to divert 85% or more from landfills. Get your school on a path to zero waste-- and engage students in the process.

Learning objectives
After this webinar, attendees will have learned:

  • How to plan and implement waste reduction strategies in their school lunchrooms and kitchens
  • The benefits (environmental, financial, social, and educational) of reducing school lunchroom waste
  • Ideas for educating and engaging students in your school’s path to zero waste
  • Where to find resources and tools for a zero waste lunchroom

 

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.