Reducing food waste at your early childhood service

Food waste is a global issue that is a major contributor to climate change. Each year around the world 1.3 billion tonnes of food go to waste.1 When it comes to workplaces, food waste in a typical early childhood centre in Victoria accounts for nearly 30% of the waste.2

Food wastage can occur for a number of reasons such as:

  • not enough time for menu planning
  • making too much food
  • incorrect storage practices
  • fussy eating and children's preferences

Making simple changes to reduce waste can not only help you save time and money, but can also have a positive impact on the environment. According to OzHarvest, the top five most wasted foods in Australia are vegetables, bread, fruit, bagged salads and leftovers of meals.3

Access our top tips to save your centre time and money, and reduce food waste!