Impact of a campaign for reducing food waste in a university restaurant

ABSTRACT The case report evaluates an action for reducing food waste at a food and nutrition unit (UAN) located in a public university. The waste evaluation was performed before and after training actions of UAN employees and a campaign to raise awareness about the diners. The waste was evaluated by the analysis of the amount of food consumed, per capita consumption, percentage of leftovers, average amount of leftover per consumer, percentage of rest of intake and rest of intake per capita. After these actions, food leftovers at the distribution counter and per capita intake debris were significantly reduced. The actions reported in the present study have significantly reduced the amount of food wasted.