Spotlight on Sustainability: Food and Drink
- Level(s) of Study: Professional / Short course
Available at no cost to eligible individuals (see criteria below).*
- Start Date(s): 29 March 2023, 2 pm - 4 pm
- Duration: 2 hours
- Study Mode(s): Short course
Please note: This session is delivered through the Reskill & Recover project, which is part funded by the European Social Fund. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is pleased to offer free (fully funded) places on this session to support employees of small and medium businesses that are based in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire.
With a focus on the food and drink sector, the session is designed to help you develop environmentally friendly practices and realise the benefits of building and improving the sustainability of your business.
What you’ll study
You will gain a basic awareness about sustainability in relation to the food and drink industry and how a food business can improve its environmental sustainability performance.
Introduction to sustainable food production
This covers the fundamental aspects of the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of food production
Environmental impact of food production from farm to fork
Understanding the impact of the activities of food systems on the environment
Ways of minimising the negative environmental impact of food production
This involves the investigation of different ways the negative environmental impact of the food manufacturing process can be minimised
Methods of increasing the sustainability performance of your food business
This covers specific methods that enable food businesses to increase their sustainable practices such as food waste reduction and energy efficiency.
By the end of the session, you will be able to:
- understand the role of your food business in meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that are related to the food and drink industry
- develop skills required to improve the sustainability performance of your food business
- understand how to maximise the financial benefits associated with becoming a sustainable food business
- develop good public image and skills for increasing the consumer loyalty of your food business.
How you’re taught
Teaching and learning will take place online using Microsoft Teams and will consist of lectures, group online exercises and independent reading in between classes.
This session is delivered by Blessing Nwokocha, lecturer in Food Technology and Sustainability within the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences at Nottingham Trent University.
What you'll gain
You will receive a certificate of attendance.
If the upcoming session isn't at a good time for you, please register for another upcoming cohort.
Wednesday 29 March 2023: 2 pm – 4 pm
Thursday 20 April 2023: 10 am – 12 pm
To be eligible to apply for a place on this introductory session you must be running or employed by a small or medium business (under 250 employees) in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire.
No previous qualifications or experience is needed to access this session.