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International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste: a time to demand action

Posted by Leanpath on September 28, 2021

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September 29 is the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. Leanpath is proud to have played a role at the United Nations in creating this designation, now in its second year.

In recognition of this important day, Leanpath CEO Andrew Shakman offers a state of the global food waste fight in this two-minute video. Between one-third and one-half of global food production is still lost or wasted. At Leanpath we understand that the fight against food waste is winnable. We see it every day in kitchens around the world. 

But now is the time for broader action. Watch Andrew’s video for more.

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Topics: Sustainability

4 lessons on sustainability in healthcare foodservice post-Covid

Posted by Leanpath on July 9, 2021

The Association of Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) hosted a recent webinar focusing on why sustainability initiatives are so important right now. The webinar panel included Leanpath CEO Andrew Shakman alongside Gina Sadowski, Director for Nutrition, Culinary and Retail at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Richard Young, Director of Education at the Frontier Energy Foodservice Technology Center. Watch the full webinar here, and check out four key takeaways from the session below.

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Topics: Food Waste News

Andrew Shakman: Tackle climate change and food insecurity by addressing food waste [2-min video]

Posted by Leanpath on June 29, 2021

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"By addressing food waste we have an opportunity to address two of the biggest problems facing our people and our planet: climate change and food insecurity." Leanpath Co-Founder and CEO Andrew Shakman on the inspiration behind the B Corp he started, the enormous challenge--and opportunity--of food waste, and the simple change to kitchen culture that allows foodservice organizations to take control of their own food waste. All in 2 minutes.

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Topics: Food Waste News

5 tips for talking to hospitality guests about food waste from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Posted by Leanpath on June 24, 2021

Hotel and cruise ship guests--like the majority of all consumers--expect brands to practice sustainability. When those sustainability practices include food waste prevention, it opens the opportunity to discuss the issue with guests, to get them involved in the effort and to bring well-deserved attention to your brand's good work. Talking about food waste can be the new talking-about-towel-reuse initiative! 

To help guide efforts, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently published 5 tips for talking about food waste in its Toolkit For Communicating Food Waste To Guests.

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Topics: Food Waste News

10 ways professional chefs prevent food waste at home: tips to share with your team

Posted by Leanpath on April 27, 2021

At Leanpath, our focus is on helping large foodservice kitchens track and prevent their food waste by 50% or more. But food waste, of course, doesn’t just happen in foodservice kitchens. In fact, according to a recent report by the UN Environment Programme, the bulk of the world’s food waste comes from home kitchens: ⅓ of the 1.3 billion tonnes wasted each year globally (foodservice kitchens account for ¼ of the total).

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Topics: Food Waste News