Stop Wasting Food!

By: Anushaa, Dana, Uma

Our Logical Plan

-We are going to be giving every student a survey about their eating habits and that will determine which line they would buy lunch in. We are planning to make a compost bin to recycle food that goes to waste.


What energy/consumable habit needs to be changed at West?

-We need to stop wasting a lot of food at school.

-We need to eat everything we buy and not let it go to waste.


The reason we are choosing this change is....

-People eat like one thing from the school lunch like a sandwich and throw everything else.

-Perfectly good food is being wasted.



This change will be beneficial to West because…

-West would be saving more money and could use that money for school supplies and field trips, or even other school needs.

-Not many animals would come to the school dumpster so we are safer.

Food Waste

The average family wastes about $600 a year! Imagine how much a whole school could waste!

-One quarter of food is lost each year in the world. Mostly coming from schools all around the world.

-One in every nine people, 795 million go hungry everyday.

-Fruit selection has increased by 23.0%, and entree and vegeta selection remained unchanged. Entree consumption increased by 15.6%, vegetable consumption increased by 16.2%, and fruit consumption remained the same.

Compost

Compost is decomposed fruits, leaves that are used as fertilizer or soil helpers. Anything that has carbon that's not meat, bread, oil.

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“Picky eaters." Phi Delta Kappan 96.4 (2014): 7. Student Resources in Context. Web. 10 Feb. 2016.