Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources
715 W. State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907
My project has to do with food waste education in Indiana elementary schools. I am partnering with leaders in Delaware and Montgomery county extension, and the Purdue Exhibit Design Center to create an holistic extension program that will include: published lesson plans that incorporate Indiana academic standards; an exhibit complementary to these lessons; videos and podcasts; and teacher workshops to help instructors integrate food waste education with their existing curricula. I will be evaluating the effectiveness of our education and revising it based on the results of my study. My long-term outcomes are to reduce student food waste, and to increase knowledge of and positive attitudes toward food waste reduction strategies.