Webinar | Do Good: Save Food! Educational tools and good practices for schools
This webinar presented the “Do Good: Save Food!” educational package, which promotes food waste reduction in primary and secondary schools. The package was developed by UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the International Food Waste Coalition (IFWC) and consists of different modules that teachers can use in class and to plan lessons and activities on the issue. It is associated with complementary materials to help kitchen and canteen staff track food waste and implement a comprehensive approach to reduce food waste in schools by connecting with other value chain actors. The materials have already been piloted in schools in Italy, UK, France and Belgium.
This year, education about waste reduction and behavioural change will be the thematic focus of the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR). The webinar aimed therefore to provide an opportunity to learn how to use the educational materials developed by the FAO and IFWC to implement an action for EWWR 2019 and to hear about success stories that have previously been carried out within the framework of the project.
Children are the next generation of adults that will shape the future of food systems. Investing in education will help to create the culture of change necessary to eradicate the problem of food waste and loss once and for all. The FAO and IFWC are currently looking for new partners to implement their programme on a broader scale. Is your local or regional authority willing to improve their food waste prevention measures? Then watch the video recording of this webinar and find out more about this opportunity.
- Presentation of the Do Good: Save Food! initiative (Oksana Sapiga, FAO REU & Thomas Candeal, IFWC)
- “Weigh and Think” for schools, Awareness and action against food wastage (Mireia Padros Tremoleda, Catalan Waste Agency, Spain)
- Food Waste in Scottish Schools Action (Eleanor Dillon, Zero Waste Scotland, UK)
You can watch the recording of the webinar following this link.