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Matsvinn i skolverksamhet: En studie om hur kommunala grundskolor arbetar med att minska matsvinn inom två kommuner i norra Sverige
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Food waste in schools : A study on how public schools are working to reduce food waste in two municipalities in northern Sweden (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to investigate the efforts to reduce food waste in local primary schools in two municipalities in northern Sweden, as well as to highlight any similarities and differences. Food waste is a major problem around the world, globally an estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of food are thrown away each year. With a growing population and the environmental impact that is already provides significant consequences, it is not healthy that food that could be eaten are thrown away. Sweden alone are throwing away 1.2 million tonnes of food each year, and school kitchen alone contributes with approximately 40 000 tonnes. To answer the purpose of this study, electronic questionnaires were sent out to the principals for a total of 78 schools. The result of this study shows that 67 % of the schools participating in this study, has received directives from the municipality on how to work to reduce food waste in primary school. But even those who have not received directives from the municipality still perform activities when 12 out of thirteen schools in municipality A and all eight schools in municipality B stated that they actively working to reduce food waste. Even though the measures taken within schools were to some extent similar, the directives from the municipalities differed between schools, also within the same municipality. As consequence, participating schools worked differently with their students on this topic. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 27
Keywords [en]
Food waste, primary school, school kitchens, food security, energy recovery
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Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-148914OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-148914DiVA, id: diva2:1217365
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Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2018-06-13 Created: 2018-06-13 Last updated: 2018-06-13Bibliographically approved

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