Alexandra Geralie Pérez Rodríguez, dietetic intern (Puerto Rico)

I recently had the great privilege of presenting the “Tossed Treasures” mini grant to a group of undergraduate students at the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus. The students were very responsive to the presentation and showed interest in learning ways to prevent food waste. They were active in the presentations, constantly asking questions and looking for more information. Thank you for your time and to the Academy for blessing me with this great opportunity. I was honored to have the opportunity to teach this Tossed Treasures food waste presentation to young adults in the local community!

Tracy Noerper, MS, RD, LDN (Tennessee)

I conducted mini-grant presentations with the “Tossed Treasures” toolkit at MTSU in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The college students were very receptive to the information provided. They indicated they wanted to reduce the amounts of food tossed out.

Katherine Ross, dietetic intern (Arkansas)

It was a pleasure to receive the mini-grant and help raise awareness of the overlapping effects of food waste. The “Tossed Treasures” toolkit was easy to access, and its clear information facilitated two interesting Spanish presentations. It was a great experience, and I definitely recommend to fellow colleagues to apply for future grants and utilize the Kids Eat Right and Future of Food toolkits.

Monica Salafia, dietetic intern (Colorado)

As a mini-grantee, I presented the “Tossed Treasures” toolkit to a class of Human Nutrition students at Colorado Community College. This was a fantastic experience because the students were really engaged and commented that they learned something really valuable. I’m looking forward to hosting free community nutrition workshops using this toolkit in the future!

Tracey Sauke, RDN, LD (Iowa)

The Kids Eat Right and Future of Food toolkits are very easy to use. I presented the “Tossed Treasures” presentation to two groups using the toolkit. I was able to prepare for the presentation in less than 15 minutes! I simply read over the PowerPoint and script provided and printed the handouts. The materials were professional and easy to understand. The fun statistics included in the toolkit also kept the audience’s attention. Instead of reinventing the wheel, I will be checking out the other toolkits for future presentations.