Food Waste and Food Access

This Food Waste and Food Access activity & project also includes:

Forty percent of food in the US goes uneaten while 14.5 percent of US households lack a secure supply of food. As part of the preparation for a performance task assessment, groups consider statistics such as these about food waste and food access. They then brainstorm potential solutions and share their ideas with the whole class.

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Classroom Considerations

  • Consider crafting a pie chart that shows the percentages of food waste in the US and worldwide
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • The essential concepts and terms required for the assessment are included in the activity

  • The statistics presented are for 2012; therefore, consider asking groups to research more current data