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Food Waste

Do you know where your food goes? Explore the effects of food waste in this activity and discuss different ways to reduce and limit your waste.

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  • Where will you complete the activity? 
  • What materials do you need for this activity? 
  • How will you reduce your food waste? 


  • You will review the poster/data in the link and discuss the effects of food waste in the world. Think about the food that you have daily, and the waste that it produces. Create a list of ways that you can reduce your food waste and how food could be wasted less in the world. 


  • What do you know now that you did not know before?  
  • How did you and your friends get along on this Adventure?  
  • What would you change next time?  
  • What is it important to know about food waste? 

Keep it Simple

  • Have youth record the food waste that their family produces in one day and discuss the results. 

Take it Further

  • Have youth create their own DIY composter. This will reduce the waste that gets put into landfills. Compost reduces or prevents the release of methane during organic breakdown.