Project summaries - 2013 Food Waste Avoidance Education

2013 Food Waste Avoidance Education
OrganisationProject titleAmount $

Canada Bay Council

Waste less, $ave more - food waste avoidance for food businesses

17,945

Ethnic Communities Council of NSW Inc.

Ethnic Communities' love food hate waste project

26,400

FoodCare Orange Inc. Love food hate waste with Foodcare Orange Inc.

13,140

Hunter Councils Inc. Better business through Love Food Hate Waste industry training

50,595

Lake Macquarie City Council Bust your household food bills project

69,998

Lord Howe Island Board

How to turn food waste around on Lord Howe Island

20,509

North East Waste

North East Waste love food hate waste education and media program

33,000

University of Technology Sydney Formal education initiatives and public events for TAFE and UTS students

69,795

Wollongong City Council Love food hate waste workshops - aware, adapt, life changing skills

35,315

Wyong Shire Council Eat well, spend less, save more - family food and reducing waste

20,100

10 Projects

TOTAL

$356,797

Canada Bay Council
Waste less, $ave more - food waste avoidance for food businesses
$17,945

Waste less, $ave more is a food waste avoidance project developed by Canada Bay Council targeting local food retail businesses. The project will promote best practice in food waste avoidance as well as highlighting real life tips from business owners who have successfully reduced their food waste. Achievements from this project will be showcased at a pop-up event in Rhodes Shopping Centre and at two major street festivals.

Ethnic Communities Council of NSW Inc.
Ethnic Communities' Love food hate waste project
$26,400

The Ethnic Communities Council of NSW Sustainable Living Program will expand its successful Love Food Hate Waste workshop series to include the Cantonese, Vietnamese and Mandarin communities. The current online multicultural cookbook featuring recipes from workshop participants will be also expanded to include these languages. Further culturally relevant information will be incorporated into materials such as fact sheets and videos that will further help communities to reduce their food waste.

FoodCare Orange Inc.
Love Food Hate Waste with FoodCare Orange Inc.
$13,140

FoodCare Orange Inc. supports local disadvantaged families and individuals to access good quality affordable food. This project will involve a series of interactive workshops that will be offered to existing and potential clients. Workshop participants will learn key Love Food Hate Waste behaviours such as careful shopping, meal planning, food storage and using leftovers.

Hunter Councils Inc.
Better business through Love Food Hate Waste industry training
$50,595

The Hunter group of councils will develop a pilot Hospitality Training program which incorporates the key principles of Love Food Hate Waste. Course content will be developed by industry and will be incorporated into selected Certificate 3 Cookery Units. Content will focus on the economic and environmental benefits of avoiding food waste and will include a series of videos and other materials.

Lake Macquarie City Council
Bust your household food bills project
$69,998

Lake Macquarie City Council will survey residents in the eight surrounding council areas to determine their knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards food waste. The council will also run a Food Waste Avoidance Challenge where households receive a resources kit to help them save on their grocery bill and reduce their food waste.

Lord Howe Island Board
How to turn food waste around on Lord Howe Island
$20,509

The Lord Howe Island Board will develop a food waste avoidance education program for businesses on the island. Businesses will attend a workshop where they will learn the key principles associated with food waste avoidance and also be support by one-on-one sessions.

North East Waste
North East Waste love food hate waste education and media program
$33,000

North East Waste’s grant project will build on its highly successful Love Food Hate Waste program which has been running since 2011. The program will involve three main aspects: (1) a television advertising campaign to be aired on regional television; (2) face to face community engagement including conducting performances at events; and (3) focus groups which will be used to tailor the North East Waste’s Love Food Hate Waste project to local communities.

University of Technology Sydney
Formal education initiatives and public events for TAFE and UTS students
$69,795

Partnering with TAFE, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) will develop educational materials aimed at teaching tertiary students about food waste avoidance. These materials will be published on the Learning and Teaching Sustainability website where they can be accessed by more than 300 tertiary educators. In addition UTS and TAFE will run mobile kitchen demonstrations during Good Food Month 2014 and a mystery basket cooking competition will be held as part of Green Week 2015.

Wollongong City Council
Love food hate waste workshops - aware, adapt, life changing skills
$35,315

Wollongong City Council will work with Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Health Promotion Service and Healthy Cities Illawarra to train Stir it up volunteers to help deliver Love Food Hate Waste workshops. Once trained, volunteers will run workshops for families involved in local play groups, scouting groups and as part of Wollongong City Council’s district library school holidays workshops. Workshops will feature food waste avoidance behaviours such as menu planning, writing a shopping list and correct food storage.

Wyong Shire Council
Eat well, spend less, save more - family food and reducing waste
$20,100

Wyong Shire Council’s Eat well, spend less, save money project aims to provide families with resources that will help them improve their cooking skills, reduce food waste and save money. In addition to the resource kit, factsheets and displays, the project includes other Love Food Hate Waste topics such as planning meals, how much to purchase, using leftovers and food storage.

Page last updated: 28 July 2014