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EWWR partners up with the FAO and IFWC to prevent food waste in schools

This year, the EWWR has joined forces with the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the International Food Waste Coalition (IFWC) to promote food waste prevention in schools.

As a first step in this collaboration, on 26 June, the EWWR Secretariat organised a webinar to present the FAO and IFWC Do Good: Save Food!educational package, which consists of different modules that teachers can use in class and to plan lessons and activities concerning this topic. Alongside these materials, the authors developed complementary guides to help kitchen and canteen staff in schools track food waste and implement a comprehensive approach to reduce food waste by creating links among them and other actors along the value chain. The educational guides are a great source of inspiration for EWWR actions and can be part of longer-term initiatives to fight food waste.

Source: UN FAO and IFWC
Source: UN FAO and IFWC

Do Good: Save Food! has already been piloted in schools in Italy, UK, France and Belgium. The FAO and the IFWC are now looking for more municipalities willing to replicate the programme. To learn more about this opportunity, please get in touch with Thomas Candeal (thomas.candeal [AT] internationalfoodwastecoalition.org) and Oksana Sapiga (Oksana.Sapiga [AT] fao.org).

The webinar also featured success stories and tips from two of our EWWR Coordinators representing the Catalan Waste Agency and Zero Waste Scotland respectively. The speakers talked about the results of two projects that had been implemented on their territories with the aim of reducing food waste, namely the Weigh and Think initiative and the Chefs@School programme.

To learn more about the topic and the campaign, we encourage you to listen to the video recording of out webinar and to download the presentations on our website.

The Do Good: Save Food! materials in English and French are available for download on this page.

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