Reducing Food Waste

Halton Food, a program of Halton Environmental Network, has 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 2020, the Halton Environmental Network partnered with Value Chain Management International, a global food consultancy group and leader in identifying and analyzing food loss and waste, in a cutting edge study: MAKE EVERY BITE COUNT.

The MAKE EVERY BITE COUNT study helps us understand the Carbon “Foodprint” of our household food waste in Oakville and can guide future programming to reduce our environmental impacts. 

Halton Food, through the Halton Environmental Network, provides synchronous learning tools for schools throughout Halton, on how to reduce and manage food waste. Email us at grow@haltonfood.ca for more information.

Follow Halton Food to learn more about how to live sustainably and reduce your food waste.

In February 2017, we 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 HaltonFood for LifeHalton Food and the Halton Poverty Roundtable. The tool kit and other food waste resources are available at our joint website, Reducing Waste to End Hunger.

Sustain 3S03 Course Report 2015

In 2015, we proudly 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