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School Soup-a-thon shortlisted for EWWR Award

A Scottish school initiative has been announced as a finalist of the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) Awards. 

Chefs @ School was selected by the EWWR Awards jury in Brussels recently for their Soup-a-thon entry. The winners will be revealed on 22 May 2018.

Our Love Food Hate Waste Scotland campaign partnered with Chefs @ School, a project funded by the Scottish Government and administered by the Federation of Chefs Scotland, who developed four soup recipe packs and ran workshops to get pupils cooking in schools, and learning about reducing food waste – including how to make friends with their freezers.

The Soup-a-thon launched during European Week for waste reduction, a week of coordinated action to raise awareness of how to reduce what we waste in our society. St Bernadette’s, Carluke, Abronhill and Holy Cross Primary Schools got involved during the week and they were joined by a school in Catalonia. Sant Josep School in Navàs sent across videos of their pupils saying ‘nae food waste’ and shared their own traditional soup recipe. Since EWWR, Chefs @ School have run further workshops in 8 schools reaching 456 children.

The finalists and winners are chosen by a jury of European professionals working in the environmental sector. Chefs @ School has been shortlisted for the educational establishment category.

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland, commented, “Congratulations to Chefs @ School and all participating schools. This is such a fun, effective and easy way to instil the importance of food waste reduction. Pupils learn how to make simple, healthy meals by using what’s already in their kitchen. We wish all the pupils, schools and Chefs @ School the best of luck for the Award Ceremony in Brussels on 22 May.”

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