The learner will get a better understanding of the importance of the critical role that preventing food waste and wasted food plays in the operations of senior centers.
Having a minimal amount of food waste should be a part of your meal service operations planning and is critical component of running a congregate nutrition program. Food waste is important because it directly impacts the bottom line — your ability to serve more seniors in need. Food waste also directly impacts your clients; health. It also impacts the environment. By understanding why and how food waste occurs and committing to talking steps taught in this course, you can virtually eliminate food waste in your congregate nutrition program. Eliminating food waste in your senior center and congregate nutrition program has to become routine, standard operating procedure.