On 22 September 2021, Wednesday, a truly enlightening webinar on the topic of food waste was organized. This was in partnership with the Act4Food Act4Change campaign for Youth Advocates which observed the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit hosted during the United Nations General Assembly on 23 September 2021.
The event was graced by the presence of the guest speaker, Ms. Archana Sinha, Co-founder and CEO of Nourishing Schools Foundation, who delivered a lovely presentation about her views on the subject and even opened herself to many of the students’ questions regarding the same. It was an absolute delight to have Ms. Priya Prakash, Founder and CEO of HealthSetGo, attend the webinar as well.
The students discussed the meaning, causes, effects and solutions of food waste in meticulous detail. They held various engaging activities for the participants such as a quiz on the Mentimeter portal and interactive questions through the Chat function of the Zoom platform. They even prepared their own Action Plan that included one-of-a-kind ideas to combat the issue at hand. Pre-recorded interviews were conducted by team members Akshita and Izeen and a conclusive documentary was presented by Tanvi. Finally, the participants were requested to take a pledge to minimize food wastage and ensure sustainability of food. The presentation concluded with the vote of thanks by Ms. Niva Chhonkar, Head of the Biology Department.
The webinar was conducted by the Health & I Club students of class X- Akshita Chatterjee, Amartya Pradhan Sachdeva, Anaiya Naroola, Izeen, Parmarth Gupta, Sarah Kashyap, Tanvi Kapoor- under the guidance of Biology mentors: Ms. Niva Chhonkar, Ms. Jyoti Sharma and Ms. Neelam Ajwani.