America’s school lunch programs reportedly waste $5 million of food every day, according to research by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine. Let that sink in. What can be done? What is possible for a school district to do?
How Oakland schools is solving food waste
Taking action to fight food waste is a hot-button issue for K-12 foodservice. With federal regulations in place, food safety considerations and large numbers of kids to feed, it’s not easy, but one creative sustainability manager has found a few ways to make it happen.