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We are excited to announce that IWRC’s Jenny Trent has been asked to speak at the School Nutrition Association Conference taking place this July in August.

School Nutrition Association“I’m honored to be asked to present both our findings and methodologies to help schools reduce food waste,” says Trent, who is an environmental specialist and the resident food waste and composting expert at the IWRC.

Trent will be joining other experts during the Reducing Food Waste education session on Sunday, July 9 from 2:15-3:15 p.m. The session will cover ways to reduce the amount of food that is wasted both in the back and front of the house, including maximizing the shelf life of fresh produce, best practices for fresh-made and scratch cooking, better portion-control measures, share tables for kids to deposit uneaten items, and using software to better plan and track meals.

Jenny continues, “I’m really excited to meet people from all over the country who are working so hard to reduce food waste in K-12 schools.”

If you’re going to be at the conference, be sure to catch the Reducing Food Waste session! Learn more about the conference at

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