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Food Waste Warrior Toolkit

The food waste warrior toolkit provides lessons, activities and resources to share how what we eat impacts our planet by creating a classroom in the cafeteria.

Teaching Tools About Food Waste

The food waste warrior toolkit provides lessons, activities and resources to share how what we eat and what we throw away impacts our planet by creating a classroom in the cafeteria.

Available Toolkits

  • Be a Food Waste Warrior Lesson Plan

    This three-part lesson plan will bring the challenge and importance of reducing food waste to life by teaching students to measure what's getting tossed from their own lunch trays. It can be adjusted for grades 5-12.

    Be a Food Waste Warrior Lesson Plan Brochure

  • End Waste, Save Wildlife

    Science Lesson

    How are food and wildlife related? This visual PowerPoint presentation gives students an understanding of what happens when we throw away food before conducting a student food waste audit in the cafeteria.



    End Waste, Save Wildlife Brochure

  • What's Our FoodPrint?

    Math & Social Studies Activity

    After you've gathered your own data, analyze the results and guide students to brainstorm solutions with the help of this visual PowerPoint presentation.



    What's Our FoodPrint? Brochure

  • USDA Guide to Conducting Student Food Waste Audits

    Teacher Resource

    Follow this guide when conducting food waste audits in the cafeteria and reference the sections mentioned in the lesson plan.



    USDA Guide to Conducting Student Food Waste Audits Brochure

  • Four Ways to Fight School Food Waste

    Teacher Resource

    A quick overview of the four main ways your school can get started cutting waste.



    Four Ways to Fight School Food Waste Brochure

  • Write to Reduce!

    Language Arts Activity

    This persuasive writing exercise will help your students develop their advocacy skills and raise their voices in the community by reaching out to local representatives.



    Write to Reduce! Brochure

  • FAQs

    Teacher Resource

    Have questions? Check out this list of frequently asked questions, and if you don't find your answer, please email us at foodwaste@wwfus.org.



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  • Honor the Harvest Poster

    Classroom Poster

    Honor the Harvest Poster Brochure

  • What Schools Can Do Poster

    Classroom Poster

    What Schools Can Do Poster Brochure