This tool shows how to introduce healthy, plant-based meals in social care homes in ways that will be appreciated by the residents. It relies on integrating the senior citizens as well as the kitchen professionals into the change.
This tool helps to organise a working group, called a “canteen commission”, made up of various stakeholders in a public catering facility. The commission is a contact point for all issues related to the canteen, including awareness-raising about sustainability issues.
This tool provides training material for introducing climate protection measures to kitchen professionals and includes 19 concrete measures concerning food selection, technology, behaviour, and waste management.
Compared to ordinary Cook and Serve and Cook and Chill meal manufacturing methods, Cook Cold, i.e. cold manufacturing, enables a continuous manufacturing process in the central, conventional or satellite kitchen. Manufacturing freshly cooked meals in this way saves energy and human resources as well as it prevents food waste.
Schools have a unique role in teaching and shaping young people's values and attitudes. This tool helps schools raise children's awareness about food waste, acquainting them with school cooks and presenting the canteen work in an event.
How can trade be created between farmers, small-scale processors, and catering companies? This tool provides a concept for a dialogue between these stakeholders to get to know each other and discuss the potentials and obstacles to business relationships.
Reducing food waste in public institutions is especially difficult for regions without an existing policy on this issue. Developing a strategy and an action plan with a multidisciplinary team can kickstart the change.
How can practitioners, like caterers or procurers, be motivated to implement sustainability measures for public meals? This tool suggests that sharing experiences and learnings from other practitioners on good practices can be a powerful motivational trigger.
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