Name Kutrowatz Anita
Title Taste it - Don't waste it
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About The Project
Our âTaste it - Don't waste itâ school project started by raising students awareness of the food waste problem, showing them the devastating consequences that are connected with it, and presenting best practice examples on how to avoid food waste. Students were taught how to reduce their food waste during the preparation of a meal by simply reusing kitchen scraps. Vegetable peels and end bits were for example used to create a delicious stock. Moreover, experiments on how to regrow plants from kitchen scraps were carried out. It goes without saying that students use their self-made Zero Waste shopping kit when they do the food shopping equipped with a well thought through shopping list. An additional focus was put on ways to save food. Therefore jam, dried apples, candied citrus peels, squash, dried tomatoes and so on were produced. Students were also provided with useful recipes such as banana bread so that one may use up food that is already on its way out. Canned ratatouille and cakes in a jar were made to implement alternatives to freezing in order to increase foodâ€™s keeping properties. Flyers, advertisements, before and after pictures of fridges, interviews with older relatives and local food store owners were starting point for involving the community. The presentation of studentsâ€™ work at the â€žTaste it - Donâ€™t Waste itâ€ś gala dinner, where students prepare a delicious four course meal out of edible food that would have otherwise been binned, is the highlight of the project. Interested family members, friends and teachers are already looking forward to attend the event.