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Reducing Food Waste in Schools: The Business Case

A recent study completed by WWF analyzed student plate waste across 46 schools in 8 states, the largest study of its kind to measure food waste in schools. The results and implications were eye-opening, when you consider that there are nearly 100,000 public schools participating in the National School Lunch Program, serving 29.6M students daily. This business case outlines the calculations and examines how reducing plate waste can save money and enable savings to be re-invested into school food programs to improve food and nutritional quality, educational programs, and local economies.