Be A Food Waste Warrior

Discover our comprehensive K-12 lesson plans, activities, and classroom materials to teach students the environmental impact of school lunch. Transform your cafeteria into a classroom and protect the planet for future generations!

Lessons and activities by grade level

  • K-2 Toolkit

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  • 3-5 Toolkit

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  • 6-8 Toolkit

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  • 9-12 Toolkit

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What You Get Inside the Toolkit

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Teach it as a 1-2 week unit or use the individual resources.
The toolkit includes:

  • Teaching Guide: How to Get Started
  • Slideshow: "What is Food Waste?"
  • Food Audit Instructions
  • Discussion Questions
  • Free Student Activities

Engage Your Class

Teachers, your classroom food waste audit can be a part of WWF’s national research by entering food audit results in the Food Waste Warriors Dashboard.

Download the audit guides now!

Food Waste Audit: Weight Log Food Waste Audit: Count Log Observation: Cafeteria Environment

Slideshows: Understanding Food Waste

Use these slideshow lessons to introduce your students to the importance of reducing food waste. Teacher notes are built right in! Designed for K-5 and 6-12.

1.3 billion tons of food is wasted each year. Wasted food means a loss of natural resources used for growing, processing, packing, transporting, and marketing as well. These slideshows teach students about why food waste matters and what they can do to help reduce it.

  • K-5 Slideshow

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  • 6-12 Slideshow

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Food Waste Warrior Posters

Free Printables That Instruct and Inspire

  • K-2 Poster

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  • 3-5 Poster

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  • 6-8 Poster

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  • 9-12 Poster

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  • Honor The Harvest Poster

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  • Reducing Food Waste Poster

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  • Adventures of a Food Waste Warrior Calendar

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Test Your Knowledge

Check out Wild Classroom's Food & Our Planet course on Kahoot!

More Food Waste Warrior Resources