Food Waste Resources for Schools Introduction

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School resources linked to food waste to be found on the RoWAN schools’ web pages

September 2014

For further advice feel free to email us  toni.clark@rowan.org.uk

 

LUNCHTIME AUDIT MATERIAL – resources to help you carry out your survey of food and packaging you throw out during the school day.

 

1.    

Sign – asking everyone to make an effort to put their waste in the different bins/boxes

2.    

Full written instructions on how to carry out an audit – primary focus

3.    

Photo instructions as above

4.    

Photo instructions for secondary pupils

5.    

Recording form for the results of weighing your rubbish.

 

OTHER RESOURCES – these have been produced by a number of different organisations, some with an English focus but with really useful advice and ideas on how to engage pupils, parents and staff.

 

1.    

Devon – composting in schools – especially good on cooked food composters.

2.    

Children and food waste – short information sheet aimed at parents

3.    

Methane – background information on gas given off by food waste going into landfill sites

4.    

Norfolk CC – waste free lunches

5.    

School Food Trust – Waste Heroes activity ideas.

6.    

Somerset CC – food waste resources

7.    

Compost to food – information sheet produced by “Practical Action” highlighting how countries with poor soils and challenging climate grow some of their food.

 

ROWAN RESOURCES – a few resources produced by RoWAN specifically for the schools we have worked with.

 

1.    

Food waste diary – single A4 sheet to encourage families to look at what they throw out over a week.

2.    

Web links to even more resources

3.    

Some suggested curriculum links – levels 1 & 2 specific to composting

 

4.    

Some curriculum links across such topics as: waste-free packed lunches, composting, food waste, growing your own food. Level 1 only. 

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