2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN





Yvette Cabrera

Food Waste Director



Yvette Cabrera focuses on building a better food system for people, the climate, and the environment. Cabrera oversees engagement on federal and state food waste policy and cutting-edge research on food waste. She also manages the Food Matters project, through which NRDC partners with cities to achieve meaningful reductions in food waste with comprehensive policies and programs.


Wednesday, May 11th

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Breakout Sessions (Running Concurrently)

Ski-U-Mah Room

The Power of Policy: Showcasing State and Local Policy Success Stories

From local composting regulations to state-level organics bans to the federal interagency “Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative,” policy is unique in its power to provide a spark that can move the food system to action – and throughout the last few years, a range of policies have been enacted to support efforts across the food system to cut the amount of food lost or wasted. Through Pecha Kucha-style presentations, spend time with leaders developing and influencing policy at all levels of government, as they share challenges, successes, and promising legislative and regulatory solutions from across the country.

Thursday, May 12th

10:30am - 11:30am

Breakout Sessions (Running Concurrently)

Heritage Gallery Room

What the Health: How Food Waste Impacts Public Health – and Vice Versa

How do public health initiatives on topics like food security, food safety, environmental health, and nutrition advance food waste reduction efforts? How do they hinder them? And how can we leverage limited resources to create synergistic messages that support both? Join us for a wide-ranging conversation on the intersections and points of distinction between efforts to improve public health and efforts to transform our food system.

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