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MAND Twin Cities Winter 2020 Education Event: The Story of Food Waste
January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$10.00
Description: Food waste is a public health problem among our society, with implications that range from
nutritional problems to climate change. Join MAND for an education event on January 30 th to learn more
about food waste, how it impacts the patients you work with, and what YOU can do about it. We’ll view
the film “Wasted! A Story of Food Waste” from 6:00pm-7:30pm, with a discussion afterward facilitated
by a local food waste/sustainability expert. This event is worth 2 CEUs.
Speaker: Emily Barker (she, her, hers) works for the City of St. Louis Park where she focuses on
multifamily, commercial, and event recycling, as well as reuse and building materials management. Over
the last two years she led the creation of the city’s clothing, gardener’s and media swaps. Emily
currently serves as the chair for the Association of Recycling Managers (ARM) and is a member of Build
Reuse (formerly Building Materials Reuse Association, BMRA). Previously, she spent two and a half years
at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency where she worked on commercial and state agency recycling
and composting. Emily has a B.S. in biology, with minors in environmental studies and chemistry from
Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Outside of work, Emily enjoys spending time with
her husband and their 4 year-old son and volunteering as cashier at Old School thrift shop in
1) Learn about the impact that food waste has on public health and climate change.
2) Identify action steps you can take to reduce food waste and educate your patients on the topic.
3) Understand how your role as an RD is imperative to create a more secure food system.
Cost to Attendees: $10
Contact info of the organizer:
Brianna Tobritzhofer, MS, RD, LD