Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Nikitina, Svetlana

Center

India

Abstract

The goal of our project was to research mess hall food waste at IIT Mandi and provide recommendations to reduce it. To realize this goal, we conducted waste audits on consumer and kitchen waste, and held focus groups with students and staff that eat at IIT’s mess halls. We identified that Southern Indian foods, self serve foods, and vegetarian main courses are wasted most heavily. Our research resulted in the recommendation of assorted methods to reduce food waste, including more food portioning, frequent waste auditing, and greater variety of food options.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

IGSD

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Project Center

India

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