Learn how schools can maximize food resources through proven best practices in procurement, menu planning, marketing, and food safety as well as utilization of any excess food items through donation and/or recycling. This webinar is designed to help schools take action to increase consumption of the foods students choose, as well as decrease food waste in both the kitchen and dining room. The webinar includes five presentations:
- U.S. Food Waste Challenge overview to K-12 Schools – Jimmy Nguyen, USDA FNS
- Behavioral Economic Tricks to Reduce Food Waste – Adam Brumberg, Smarter Lunchrooms Movement (Cornell University)
- Food Safety, Proper Storage, and Menu Planning to Reduce Food Waste – Dr. Jeannie Sneed, Center for Excellence in Food Safety in Child Nutrition Programs (Kansas State University) and Pamela Quisenberry, National Food Service Management Institute (University of Mississippi)
- Recovering and Donating Uneaten, Wholesome Food in Schools –Kathleen Weil, the Food Bus, Inc.
- Composting in K-12 Schools – Andrew Cassilly, Harford County Schools (MD) and Justen Garrity, Veteran Compost