8:00 am - 9:30 am | Constitution Ballroom | ACPP Plenary - Tackling Food Waste: A Policy, Programmatic and Cross-Sector Approach

ACPP Plenary - Tackling Food Waste: A Policy, Programmatic and Cross-Sector Approach

8:00 am - 9:30 am | Saturday, 7/22 | Constitution Ballroom

Moderator: Robert Post, PhD, MEd, MSC, Chobani, LLC
Speakers: Erik Olson, JD, Natural Resources Defense Council; Cathy Woteki, PhD, Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics and Chief Scientist USDA; Andy Harig, Senior Director, Sustainability, Tax & Trade Food Marketing Institute

This session will focus on policies, programs and multiple perspectives related to food waste.  It will leave participants with a greater understanding as to the significance of food waste for nutrition educators and highlight specific policies, campaigns and initiatives in place by the government, the food sector and environmental groups to help reduce food waste across sectors.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the significance of food waste as it relates to environmental and health consequences.
  2. Gain insights into proposed legislation and policies to help consumers reduce food waste.
  3. Gain an understanding of campaigns underway across sectors - private, government, nonprofit - to reduce food waste.

Session sponsored by the SNEB Advisory Committee on Public Policy.