While leading the sustainability and innovation deliverables for Sodexo’s $50M healthcare food service contract in B.C., Meaghan found that food waste reduction is a journey with patient and resident satisfaction at the heart of it. Meaghan developed food waste metrics, reporting and reduction initiatives in Healthcare Food Service operations at 33 acute care hospitals, residential care sites, and retail operations which served over 14,000 meals per day! These projects reduced post-consumer food waste from 40% to 14% which equates to approximately 7.44 elephants of food waste per month. She also successfully eliminated 100% of all Styrofoam despite the 300% increase in cost for its recyclable counterpart and implemented thorough recycling programs diverting 70% from landfill including 90% diverted organics. Meaghan continues to work towards lowering food waste to 10%.
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