Strategier för ett minskat matsvinn inom kommunal skolverksamhet
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Today we stand in front of major environmental problems both at global and national level. This report deals with the issue of food waste which is a significant environmental problem worldwide. Food waste also has a strong impact on the economy. The aim of this work was to examine what strategies the municipalities work with to reduce food waste in school catering. The aim was also to analyze and suggest strategies that could be successful in decreasing the problem with food waste. The study included four municipalities with a variety of size and population. Our method consisted of interviews with 11 key persons working both in the selected school kitchens and at least one nutrition manager in each municipality. The result of the study showed that municipalities work with different strategies to reduce food waste in schools. Some of them focus on educating their staff, others have different methods to measure food wastage in school kitchens in order to understand how much is thrown away and encourage improvements. Furthermore the result of the study points at the importance of communication as a key factor in dealing with food waste. Communication between students, teachers and the kitchen staff could improve in order to make awareness of the problem with food waste. The study showed that there is not a reference value for what little or much food waste is. A reference value can increase the motivation of school kitchens to develop new strategies for reduced food waste.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 42 p.
food waste, strategies, municipality, school, communication
matsvinn, strategier, kommun, skola, kommunikation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-31385OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-31385DiVA: diva2:942602
Subject / course
Mattsson, Marie, Universitetslektor MiljövetenskapUlvenblad, Pia, Universitetslektor Organisation
Waara, Sylvia, Universitetslektor Miljövetenskap