Stop Food Waste Day
Stop Food Waste Day is an annual event with the aim of raising awareness around the issue of food waste and encouraging the industry, and the wider public, to reduce the amount of food thrown away.
Stop Food Waste Day is coming up soon on the 29th April so here is some information about what Chartwells have been doing around the issue of Food Waste.
Beyond the Chartwells Kitchen Workshops
· Chartwells run workshops in our schools from our “Beyond the Chartwells Kitchen” programme, one of which is focused all around food waste!
· The pictures show this workshop in action at Newton Farm Primary (November 2019)- the aim of the session is to raise awareness about the issue of food waste and to look at why so much food is wasted. For being too big, too small, the wrong colour, size or shape, tonnes of perfectly good fresh fruit and veg are thrown away each year.
· The pupils were encouraged to come up with some of their own solutions to the Food Waste problem and the classes used the smoothie bike to make their own smoothie from wonky fruit and veg! At the end of the session, all pupils pledged to “Love Their Plate” and try to eat all their lunch to help reduce food waste!
Food Waste Poetry Competition
· Chartwells recently partnered with TooGoodToGo, a network of Food Waste Warriors whose vision is to see a world where no food is wasted. TooGoodToGo are running a campaign and pupils have an exciting opportunity to take part in a national Food Waste Poetry Competition!
· The competition is aimed at all primary school pupils to engage them on the topic of food waste by writing a poem about what food waste means to them.
· The winners of the competition will have their school & poems recognised, receive Waterstones book vouchers (£50 for person use and £200 for their school library) and a food waste fighting pack!!
· The deadline for entries is the 31st March. Teachers or pupils can upload entries here firstname.lastname@example.org