HAMK students develop app to cut food wastage
12 Jan 2018, 00:07 ( 7 days ago) | updated: 12 Jan 2018, 13:37 ( 7 days ago)
Students of the Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) have developed a way to eradicate food wastage in Forssa using a mobile application, reported the national broadcaster Yle,
The information relayed through the mobile application developed by computer science students helps catering company Loimijoen Kuntapalvelut Oy and Forssanyhteislyseolle, an upper secondary school in Forssa, cut food wastage.
Through the web application, students can inform when they are going for lunch. The information is relayed to the catering company to make them aware in advance the number of students who will have lunch and thus prepare the right amount of food.
Secondary school students have a habit to go somewhere else other than the school dining hall to eat, said the head of the project, Laura Vainio from HAMK.
“It has been noticed that secondary school students may go elsewhere other than the dining hall to eat. The food reserved for them in this case goes to waste. Food wastage has been discussed at length and together with Loimijoen Kuntapalvelut Oy we decided to carry out a pilot with HAMK computer science students,” said Vainio.