Food Waste Lesson Plans


Food Waste and Natural Resources
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This section contains one unit with two lessons which cover how land and water resources are used to produce food. There is also a stand-alone lesson on the environmental costs of transporting food.

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Food Waste and Natural Resources

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Food Waste and The Environment
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This section contains one unit with three lesson plans that will teach students how food waste affects water, climate change, and wildlife.

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Food Waste and The Environment

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Solutions to Food Waste
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This section contains one unit with three lesson plans that will teach students how to reduce food waste by learning more about proper food storage, best-by dates, and ugly foods. It also contains a stand-alone lesson on food packaging and composting.

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Solutions to Food Waste

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School Gardens
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This unit offers multiple lessons plans which encourage youth to reduce food waste by inspiring ownership and pride in that food. Children will be more likely to try new food when they grow it themselves. Most materials can be found in the great outdoors or purchased inexpensively at stores in your area.

School Gardens

School Gardens

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