The World Food Day is celebrated each year on 16 October to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.

This document provides guidance for evaluating interventions and policies designed to reduce the amount of household food waste. In this context, interventions are any activity – such as campaigns, changes to food packaging or products – that are being undertaken in order to prevent household food waste.

This is a recording of the REFRESH webinar that took place on 29 April 2019. This REFRESH webinar provided insights into drivers and interventions to tackle food waste at home. What drives food waste in the home? What are the household practices that contribute to it? How can we most effectively design policy interventions and evaluate impacts to prevent it?

This is a recording of the REFRESH webinar that took place on 9 April 2019. It provided insights into opportunities and approaches for increasing the value of food waste and by-products: What are the opportunities available at different parts of the supply chain to use unavoidable food waste and food side streams? What are the opportunities and barriers presented by policy? How can food streams be best assessed for increasing their value? What can we learn from existing case studies?

Multiple methods to measure household food waste have been proposed, but little is known about their validity. In this study, five methods are compared empirically: general survey questions, diaries, photo coding, kitchen caddies, and weekly survey.

Is it possible to assess the amount of food wasted by coding photographs of household food waste? This study examines the validity of this measurement method and finds that the method appears promising for application in studies examining household food waste levels.

Bringing together food waste experts from across Europe, the REFRESH Community of Experts (CoE) has launched a series of four webinars on 'Tackling Food Waste Across the Supply Chain'. The series demonstrates how policy makers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, municipalities and many more organisations involved in the food supply chain can effectively address food waste. This month-long webinar series, hosted from 9 April to 2 May 2019, includes expert speakers from ten institutions. The webinars offer an opportunity to gain insights from case studies, ask questions of the speakers and get signposts to further information. 

This REFRESH webinar provided insights into drivers and interventions to tackle food waste at home. It is part of a series of four webinars on 'Tackling Food Waste Across the Supply Chain', launched by the REFRESH Community of Experts (CoE). The series demonstrates how policy makers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, municipalities and many more organisations involved in the food supply chain can effectively address food waste.

This REFRESH webinar provided insights into opportunities and approaches for increasing the value of food waste and by-products. It is part of a series of four webinars on 'Tackling Food Waste Across the Supply Chain', launched by the REFRESH Community of Experts (CoE). The series demonstrates how policy makers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, municipalities and many more organisations involved in the food supply chain can effectively address food waste.

Public campaigns and other policy instruments can significantly influence consumer behavior and contribute to a reduction of consumer food waste. However, there are only very few studies that have evaluated to what extent policy interventions actually reduced or prevented food waste. The REFRESH Policy brief summarizes REFRESH findings on consumer behaviour as well as related research results and derives policy recommendations to reduce consumer food waste. The policy brief is based on the REFRESH report "Policies against consumer food waste: Policy options for behaviour change including public campaigns".

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