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Re: [greenyes] Food waste


There is info on http://www.wormwoman.com/ by the late
dear Mary Appelhof.

--- Diane Rosenkranz <drosenkran@no.address> wrote:

> Solana Center for Environmental Innovation has a
> composting/vermin-composting school lunch program in
> three different
> schools the San Diego area that diverts food waste
> from the landfill and
> directs it to an organic garden on the school site.
> Visit
> www.solanacenter.org <http://www.solanacenter.org/>
> for more
> information.
>
>
>
> Diane Rosenkranz
>
> Recycling Specialist
>
> County of Kauai
>
> (808) 241-5112 ph
>
> (808) 241-6892 fax
>
> drosenkran@no.address
>
>
>
> Hi all,
>
>
>
> I just received the following email from a visitor
> to our site. She's
> looking for some information on how to recapture
> lunch food waste at her
> school.
>
>
>
> Does anyone have any info on programs that
> schools/school
> districts/municipalities have implemented?
>
>
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
> Amy Hemmert
> Obentec, Inc.
> amy@no.address
> 831-457-0301
> www.laptoplunches.com
> www.wastefreelunches.org
>
>
>
>
____________________________________________________________
>
>
>
> Food waste -- that's my biggest concern with school
> lunches, especially
> those provided by schools themselves per federal
> mandate.
>
>
> I've watched as more and more kids buy their lunches
> from school for
> whatever reason (convenience, free and reduced,
> etc.), and then end up
> dumping a good part of it in the trash uneaten.
>
>
>
> A major contributor to the food waste problem:
> Federal guidelines, from
> what I understand, that claim purchased meals CANNOT
> be saved for later,
> taken home, etc. We're now a Title 1 school, which
> basically means that
> more than half of the students qualify for
> reduced or free lunches; per the feds, that means
> food is to be consumed
> by the students only at school only -- not taken
> home to help feed the
> family. That said, I do not know of specific
> guidelines, if any, that
> govern any type of recapture program -- like the
> "share bowl" you
> mentioned for unopened, uneaten prepackaged food.
> It makes no sense
> whatsoever to just throw away perfectly good food.
>
> Another issue is the amount of food students and
> teachers seem to think
> needs to be doled out, if not actually eaten. Ex:
> An entree and one
> additional item are all that is required (I've
> checked), but students
> are told they also need to take one fruit and one
> vegetable item, OR two
> veggie items but not two fruits -- how ridiculously
> confusing is that?
> If it doesn't get eaten, it goes in the trash. I'm
> always telling kids,
> my daughter, her friends, and my girl scouts that
> when it comes to food,
> "take all you like, just eat all you take."
>
> Education and some sort of recapture program are
> logical steps to help
> deal with food waste problems in our particular
> school, ones that could
> expand citywide. Any ideas?
>
>
>
>
>
>


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