Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar: Changing How We Think About Our Resources for a Better Tomorrow: How to Donate Surplus Food from K-12 Schools
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Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
This EPA-hosted webinar will show K-12 schools how to improve their bottom line, feed hungry people, and reduce wasted food by learning from schools engaged in surplus food donation from school cafeterias. Also, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will clarify its food donation policy and the legal implications of surplus food donation.
Jimmy Nguyen, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington D.C., Jimmy Nguyen, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington D.C., works for the USDA Food & Nutrition Service, where he promotes food waste reduction, recovery, and recycling activities in school cafeterias. Jimmy is a part-time farmer and home builder in Fauquier County, Virginia, where he employs sustainable techniques to reduce consumption and increase fertility.
Gloria Quinn, Specialized Academic Instructor at Ramona High School, Ramona, California, has taught children with special needs for 16 years. Collaborating with the County of San Diego, students run a district-wide food waste reduction and composting program. Her students effectively utilize compost in their organic garden and donate to a local food bank.
André Villaseñor, Sustainable Materials Management coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Los Angeles Field Office, has served at EPA since 2005 and coordinates the Food Recovery Challenge. Prior to EPA, he served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Ecuador.
Kathleen Weil, leads this non-profit organization that helps K-12 schools build the foundation for recovering surplus food for donation to local food banks. Before Food Bus, Dr. Weil was an asst. professor of Health Sciences at Marymount University, after having spent many years working in the research areas of Genomics & Mental Health at the National Institutes of Health.
- Introductory Slides for the Webinar, "Changing How We Think About Our Resources for a Better Tomorrow: How to Donate Surplus Food from K-12 Schools" (pdf)
- Jimmy Nguyen Presentation Slides (pdf)
- Gloria Quinn Presentation Slides (pdf)
- Andre Villasenor Presentation Slides (pdf)
- Kathleen Weil Presentation Slides (pdf)