The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and OneOp will present the webinar “Waste Not, Want Not: Reducing Food Waste in Your Communities” on Feb. 22.
The webinar from 10-11:30 a.m. is free but advance registration is needed at https://tx.ag/Feb22OneOp. Once registered, participants will receive an email with instructions and a meeting link.
Prior to the webinar, participants should start tracking their food waste using the Food Waste Diary and be prepared to contribute to the discussion.
OneOp, formerly the Military Families Learning Network, is a virtual professional development platform for providers who serve military families.
“Among our nation’s active-duty service members and their families, an estimated 24% are food insecure,” said Rachel Brauner, AgriLife Extension military program specialist, Bryan-College Station. “Food insecurity adversely impacts racial/ethnic minority populations, lower-income populations, and rural and remote populations.”
This is the first Food Security in Focus webinar of the year and part of the 2023 Military Family Readiness Academy, Brauner said. This webinar will allow participants to discover the types of food most often wasted and how making some simple changes in how people shop, cook and store food can help stretch food resources on a budget.
OneOp’s 2023 Military Family Readiness Academy will focus on expanding food security for our military family population by mobilizing family service professionals at federal, state and local levels to work together on this issue.
Presenter, learning objectives
Jenna Anding, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension nutrition specialist, is the featured speaker. Anding has over 20 years of experience in developing and evaluating AgriLife Extension education programs on topics that include food preservation, food safety and nutrition.
Upon completion of the webinar, participants should be able to:
- Describe the types of food most often wasted at home.
- Examine the differences between avoidable, possibly avoidable and unavoidable food waste.
- Identify at least two habits to minimize food waste in the home.
Continuing education credit
Brauner said the webinar has been approved or has requested approval for continuing education credits for licensed case managers, social workers, counselors, therapists, certified nutrition and wellness educators, family and consumer sciences educators and patient advocates.
Participants should visit the OneOp website for additional information on units available. Certificates of attendance are available for providers interested in documenting their training activities.
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