Reducing Food Waste

In 2015, the Council identified food waste reduction as a key long-term strategy and established a workgroup to explore opportunities to address the issue in Halton Region through various initiatives.

In February 2017, the Council launched its first food waste education tool kit for Grades 4-6. The kit is designed to engage primary school students to better understand the importance and impact of food waste, with the goal of inspiring them to reduce food waste both at school and at home.

The tool kit is part of a set of resources funded by the Burlington Foundation and developed in partnership with Feeding Halton, Food for Life, Halton Food Council and the Halton Poverty Roundtable. The tool kit and other food waste resources are available at our joint website, Reducing Waste to End Hunger.

In 2015, the Halton Food Council (HFC) served as the Community Project Champion for two groups in the McMaster University S3603 Course interested in food waste research.

Student attitudes to food waste - presentation

Halton consumer  food waste advocacy team - presentation