Roscommon Food Waste Challenge in Primary Schools

Roscommon County Council has implemented the Food Waste Challenge in Primary Schools in the county.

Three Stop Food Waste Challenges with parents of pupils in Greenschools in Boyle Parochial School and Monsignor McCarthy N.S. and pupils from the LTI courses in the Genealogy Centre in Strokestown.

The Challenge involves participating in four workshops and participants undertaking a number of challenges to change behaviour and reduce food waste through proper menu planning, shopping list, storage,serving portions, and use of leftovers.

Feedback and results varied. Some participants were already very lean in terms of the amount of food waste generated in the first instance. Typically food waste was reduced by 40%.

Further information about the Stop Food Waste Challenge here.