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An app to help young adults reduce their food waste

An app that can be used by young adults to reduce their food waste by: calculating the amount of food they need to buy, helping preserve the shelf life of certain products, encourage donations to food banks where appropriate.

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Team
Food Saviours/Dynamic JJD
Members roles and background

Food Saviours: Postgraduate food students / Dynamic JJD: Computer science students

Contact details
s.brooks@qub.ac.uk

Can we develop a digital education solution to encourage young people to value food?

We want food and computer science students, along with mentors from education, academia and industry, to combine their knowledge and area of expertise to develop a concept for a digital education solution to engage young people with food.

Read more about Can we develop a digital education solution to encourage young people to value food?

Solution description

This is a combined solution from food students and computer science students.

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An app to help young adults manage their food waste. This will include:

  • Educating them on correct food storage and preservation techniques
  • Recipes to use whole ingredients (including skin, stalks etc.) and videos
  • Calculator to work out how much food to buy based on personal needs
  • Map of food banks and reward scheme
  • Quiz game

Benefits include saving money, better nutrition from using whole ingredients, helping people who can’t afford food by donating to food banks

Solution context

WE ARE TRYING TO HELP AND EDUCATE PEOPLE ON THE ISSUE OF FOOD WASTE WHICH IS GETTING BIGGER EVERY DAY.

Solution target group

18-30 young adults, who may be living independently for the first time.

Solution impact

FOOD DONATIONS WILL TAKE PLACE, SO THE IMOACT CAN BE MEASURED QUANTITATIVELY  AS WELL AS THE CALCULATOR WITHIN THE APP WHICH IS GONNA GIVE US INSIGHTFUL DATA. Hopefully to reduce food waste. Using leaderboard system when dragging items from fridge into food bank or trash.

Solution tweet text

Living independently for the first time, find yourself throwing away most of your food? Download #FoodSaviours to find easy ways to reduce your waste!

Solution innovativeness

WELL ONE FEATURE IS THE CALCULATOR WHICH HELPS YOU ESTABLISH  THE QUANTITY OF FOOD THAT YOU NEED TO BUY. THIS SPECIFIC FEATURE WILL HELP PEOPLE BUY SMARTLY AND NOT OVER SPEND ON FOOD AND OVERBUY.

Solution transferability

Some of the features could be used in conjunction with other apps like my fitness pal.

Solution sustainability

Hopefully grow in long term leading to impact on food waste and encourage companies to invest. 

RAISE AWARNESS AND MARKET THE APP SPECIALLY IN HIGHSCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES.

Solution team work

Team Food Saviours: COULD HAVE BEEN MORE EFFICIENT. SOME CHANGES CAN BE DONE
Team Dynamic JJD: We worked very well in a group and could continue to

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