Wexford County Council and Waterford City and County Councils have put in place a series of food waste prevention activities in their regions.
A series of food waste prevention training programmes have been run by each local authority. The sessions introduced the groups to food waste prevention, encouraged them to look at their own activities and empowered them to make the necessary changes to reduce food waste in their own households. The groups were also encouraged to share their recipes and tips to reduce food waste – these were then compiled into a joint recipe booklet.
All participants were also invited to a cookery demonstration in Ballyknocken Cookery School. This event further raised awareness and established ways to prevent food waste in a practical and visual way. This was particularly interesting to people with incoming waste by weight charges. The event was open to the general public also and was advertised in all local papers in both counties as well as through a radio advert.
Materials available from the Stop Food Waste Programme were distributed at the events, such as spaghetti measures, rice measures, flyers, children and food waste guide, savvy shopper flyer, fridge magnets and shopping bags.
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