2018 Student Research Conference:
31st Annual Student Research Conference

Tracking Food Waste in Truman State University Dining Halls


Jordan N. Goins
Dr. Michael Seipel, Faculty Mentor

This study will gather initial data to establish a baseline for the quantity of post-consumer food waste generated in Truman State University Dining Halls. In all three dining halls, the quantity of food waste will be measured by weighing the waste at the end of each meal shift (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Data on number of diners by meal in each hall will also be recorded from food service records and used to calculate average per-capita post-consumer food waste by meal for each dining hall. The information gathered in this experiment will be used to develop future campaigns to reduce food waste.

Keywords: Food Waste, Environmental Studies

Topic(s):Environmental Studies

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 405-3
Location: MG 2050
Time: 3:00

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