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Guide to Conducting
Student Food Waste Audits


This student food waste audit guide is intended to help educate students about the amount of food they waste in their school cafeterias and to encourage them to reduce waste and eat more of the nutritious foods provided through USDA’s school meals programs or brought from home.

U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions

The staggering amount of wasted food in the United States has far-reaching impacts on food security, resource efficiency and the environment.  U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions are businesses and organizations that have made a public commitment to reduce food loss and waste in their own operations in the United States by 50 percent by the year 2030.

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