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Reducing and Recovering Wasted Food in Schools – Lessons from the Cafeteria Line! – Free Webinar

  • March 30, 2017
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Register online for this FREE Webinar

This is a free webinar from the Environmental Protection Agency.

School food invokes memories of cafeteria lines, pizza and cartons of milk.  What most of us didn’t pay attention to or remember was the amount of wasted food (food that could be eaten by someone else if recovered) and food waste (food that is inedible or has been partially consumed and could be composted) created in school cafeterias. 

In this webinar, attendees will hear from three leaders in the industry on how to more effectively manage the entire food process affecting school cafeterias.  First, you will hear about methods to teach children about the impacts of food waste and wasted food.  Then, moving directly into the cafeteria, you will learn about practices to evaluate the amount of food waste and wasted food.  Finally, you will learn about a new initiative to collect the wasted food and redistribute it into the community for people to eat.  


Nayiri Haroutunian is the Program Manager at Washington Green Schools. Through this non-profit, she works closely with schools and teachers in the state to provide curriculum support that is rooted in environmental standards as well as guidance to encourage student environmental leadership projects.

Marybeth Martello, Sustainable Energy Administrator for the Town of Wellesley, MA and Program Coordinator for the MetroWest STEM Education Network at Framingham State University. 

Lynn Johnson is the Supervisor for the Child Nutrition Services at the Bremerton School District, in Bremerton Washington since January 2015. She has been involved in Child Nutrition for over 15 years.  

REGISTER HERE for this FREE webinar.

For more information about this and other free Sustainable Materials Management seminars from the Environmental Protection Agency: SMM Web Academy 

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