2. Lunchtime is student favorite part of the school day. You take a tray, stand in
lunch line, sit down and eat and then simply throw the remains of whatever
you did not want into the garbage bin. As a result, plenty of food is wasted
and thrown out every single year. Furthermore, this amount of waste is
becoming a big problem and needs to be taken seriously, as most of it ends up
in landfills and releases harmful gases. There are many effective steps and
solutions to help reduce and stop all of this food waste from school cafeteria.
3. First step to reduce food waste in schools is giving the students a choice in
the meals and snacks being served by holding student taste trials, letting
students vote on new menu items and creating cooking demos or classes for
students to attend. Students will be more accepting of what they are given to
eat and can help to decrease the food waste in schools while also increasing
the amount of healthier foods students consume.
4. Second step to combat all of the leftover food, schools can find ways to
distribute the food that would have been otherwise wasted. The untouched
prepackaged foods could be donated and sent to food banks or shelters
5. Final option would be the concept of a share table. Share tables means a
place where children may return whole or unopened food or beverage items
they choose not to eat. These items are then made available to other children
who may want another serving during or after the meal service. The share
table an idea that prevents food waste while also providing for those who may
need more to eat. Additionally, if the packaged food had been opened it could
be fed to farm animals in the community.
Finally, there are so many various methods of stopping food waste at
schools. Discovering ways can open doors for expansions of other wasted food
projects in the future which can spread a positive impact all across the world.