Johnson & Wales Gets Creative With Food Waste

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Photo Credit: Providence Journal  

Food waste is an inevitable consequence of operating a kitchen. It's estimated that about 10% of solid waste is wasted food, and Johnson & Wales, a school that produces 200 tons of waste in just two of its buildings, is doing something about it.

The solution? Reuse it, of course. The Biogreen360 Machine is larger than a refrigerator, processes 1,500 pounds of food waste a day, and is used to convert food scraps into compost-like material to be used as enriched soil and mulch. Read More

Med Students and Chefs-in-training Team Up to Change the Way Doctors Think About Food

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Photo Credit: NPR.org

In an unprecedented partnership, culinary students from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I. are teaming up with some unlikely sous chefs: medical students from the Tulane University School of Medicine.  

The first program of its kind, the two schools are working together to educate med students and chefs-in-training about nutrition. Of the program, one med student participant says, "That's not something that's really on our radar in medical education. But with the burden of disease in the United States being so heavily weighted with lifestyle disease, I think it's a very, very logical next step." Read More