Bringing Food Waste Awareness to St. Anne

Last week, Future Problem Solving students brought awareness to food waste in our cafeteria by making announcements and passing out flyers to grade levels throughout the week. On Friday, Peyton Averitt, Amani Krishan, Lilly Streech, Sienna Martinez and Olivia Fiore hosted a food waste competition. With the help of Samarah Averitt, the group sorted and weighed the food waste produced by each grade level. Read more to see the results.
“As a FPS coach, I have the privilege of working with some really brilliant minds. My hope is that students in FPS can take the problem solving strategies they use in the classroom and apply them to solve problems in our world. I am beyond proud of one of my fifth grade teams for taking our recent topic of food loss and waste to heart. Led by Peyton Averitt, this group conducted outside research and created a plan of action to bring about real change at our school,” said FPS advisor Abbey Hilliard.
 
Last week, Future Problem Solving students brought awareness to food waste in our cafeteria by making announcements and passing out flyers to grade levels throughout the week. On Friday, Peyton Averitt, Amani Krishan, Lilly Streech, Sienna Martinez and Olivia Fiore hosted a food waste competition. With the help of Samarah Averitt, the group sorted and weighed the food waste produced by each grade level. Here are their results:

In 4th place, grades 6 - 8 threw away 12 lbs of food waste. 
In 3rd place, grades 2 and 3 grade threw away 10.4 lbs of food waste.
In 2nd place, Kindergarten and grade 1 threw away 7.2 lbs of food waste.
In 1st place, grades 4 and 5 only threw away 6.4 lbs of food waste. 
(Students in grade 4 and 5 earned a free dress pass on Tuesday, May 7 for winning the competition)
 
“Compared to data collected earlier in the year, this student-led initiative decreased our overall food waste by two-thirds. Thank you for bringing awareness to the issue of food loss and waste, FPSers! The future of the world is in our St. Anne classrooms,” added Mrs. Hilliard.  
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