What health and sustainability actions can be taken

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ASSESSMENT TASK

You are asked to prepare a 1,500-word report and 600-word blog to answer the following question.

Food on campus - what health and sustainability actions can be taken?

For this assessment we will be looking at the Deakin Food Charter and critiquing the literature in relation to its likely impact in one area.

The Deakin Food Charter takes action in 5 guiding principles: Healthy, Informed, Balanced, Easy, Sustainable.

This assignment will focus on the sustainable area. Specifically we will look at its aim of reducing food waste.

1. In your draft, include the following-- This component has been completed by the client and is attached:

Dot points on what will be covered in each subheading (limit is 1 A4 page! After that we stop reading):

1. In which part of the food system in Australia does most food waste occur and why?

2. How much food do Australians currently waste? Why? Compare this with global and on campus food waste.

3. How does food waste connect with the bidirectional relationship between food and the environment?

4. What needs to change at the government, business and consumer level to reduce food waste?

5. What is an example of a program overseas and an example of a program in Australia that has been successful in reducing food waste?

Include enough detail to show that you done background reading on each area and know what you will write about. No reference list required.

2. In your report- This component needs to be completed now:

Introduction:

Begin with an introduction (up to 200 words) to explain the format of the report and what is to come. Remember that these are the first words your marker will read, so always try to make a great first impression.

Provide background information about the topic.

Respond directly to the report question and clearly state what your report intends to achieve.

Provide an overview of some of the main points, or direction, of the report.

Be sure to revise the introduction in your final draft, so that it accurately reflects any changes you may have made to the body and conclusion of your report.

A definition of Healthy & Sustainable diets and/or food system could be provided here.

Part 1:

In which part of the food system in Australia does most food waste occur and why (200 words)?

Explain to the reader what a food system is and who the main players are.

Include information on where and how food is wasted at each part of the food system.

Part 2:

How much food is currently wasted by Australians? Why? Compare this with global and campus food waste. (200 words)

Research the amount of food that is wasted in Australia versus globally

Explain reasons that research has found for consumers wasting food

Discover how much food is wasted at Deakin and why

Part 3:

How does food waste connect with the bidirectional relationship between food and the environment (200 words)?

Explain what the bidirectional relationship between food and the environment is

Explain how food waste impacts on the environment.

Consider which resources beyond food are wasted when food is wasted.

Part 4:

What needs to change at the Australian government, business and consumer level to reduce food waste (300 words)?

Suggest (with references) which changes could happen at a government level to reduce food waste

Suggest (with references) which changes could happen at a business level to reduce food waste

Suggest (with references) which changes could happen at a consumer level to reduce food waste

Part 5:

What is an example of a program overseas and an example of a program in Australia that has been successful in reducing food waste (200 words)?

Research and reference an international example of reducing food waste successfully. Explain challenges that were faced in the project and how they were overcome.

Research and reference a local (Australian) example of reducing food waste successfully. Explain challenges that were faced in the project and how they were overcome.

Conclusion:

Finish with a conclusion (up to 200 words) summarising the report.

Conclusions are primarily for summing up what you have presented in the body of your report. No new information is presented in the conclusion. Use synonyms and paraphrasing so that you do not repeat all your main points word for word.

Summarise your argument and draw on some of the main points discussed, but not in too much detail.

Use the research and information you have compiled writing your report for your Blog post. No further research is needed. Expectations for blog posts:

• Well-written, engaging language that the general public can understand.

• Consider the audience: a well educated, informed audience like those who read The Conversation for example. Avoid writing a blog in a personal diary style.

• High quality grammar, spelling and full sentences.

• References formatted correctly (Vancouver).

• If images or videos are used, we suggest you use Pixabay or other sites where attribution free images are available. Even images need to be referenced.

• Headings, sub-headings and even dot points can be helpful.

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12/3/2018 5:02:27 AM

Acknowledge the challenges of taking action and suggest what students can do to help reduce food waste on campus. Approx. 200 words (5 marks) Does not identify challenges of change or propose a solution related to taking action around issue 0-2 marks Identifies a challenge in taking action. Insufficient discussion of how this may be overcome. Not supported by relevant references. 2.5 marks Identifies a challenge associated with taking action and some actors impacted. Proposes how to overcome problems. Provides some supporting evidence to justify their inclusion. 3-3.5 marks Identifies highly relevant challenge associated with taking action and key actors impacted. Proposes logical and feasible solution on how to overcome problems. Provides reputable and relevant supporting evidence to justify their inclusion. 4-5 marks

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12/3/2018 5:02:19 AM

Describe benefits of implementing change and taking action. Approx. 200 words (5 marks) Does not describe the benefits of implementing change in relation to issue 0-2 marks General description of some of the benefits of implementing change to behaviour, supported by relevant and reputable references at times. 2.5 marks Adequate and clear description of benefits of implementing change to the behaviour, mostly supported by relevant and reputable references. 3-3.5 marks Clear, thorough and accurate description of the most important benefits of implementing change to the behaviour, supported by highly relevant and reputable references. 4-5 marks

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12/3/2018 5:02:11 AM

Raise awareness of the amount of food waste in Australia and the cause of it. Approx. 200 words (5 marks) Does not provide content to raise awareness on amount of food wasted and why. 0-2 marks General information on amount and causes of food waste but lacks detail and writing is not compelling or convincing. 2.5 marks Somewhat convincing and clear description of the amount and cause of food waste Relevant evidence is used to support most of discussion. 3-3.5 marks Highly convincing and compelling description of the amount and causes of food waste in Australia. All elements of discussion supported by relevant and reputable references. 4-5 marks

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12/3/2018 5:01:58 AM

Engaging introduction and conclusion. Communicates clearly using correct format and Vancouver referencing style. (5 marks) No / minimal introduction and conclusion. Use of unclear language throughout and/or did not use formal academic writing style. Numerous grammar/spelling mistakes. Lack of flow and logic. Word count substantially greater or less than than 1500 words. References not included. 0-2 marks Basic introduction and conclusion included. Use of language unclear at points with some grammatical or spelling mistakes present. Report lacks flow and/or logic in certain areas. Word count included and appropriate. Some inaccuracies in Vancouver referencing - inconsistent or incomplete. 2.5 marks Adequate introduction and conclusion, which includes answer to report question and/or aim. Uses formal academic language. Grammar, spelling, and use of headings are mostly correct. The report has a logical flow. Word count included and appropriate. Mostly correct and consistent referencing style (Vancouver) is used.

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12/3/2018 5:01:46 AM

Discuss an international and local example of successfully reducing food waste Approx. 200 words (4 marks) Examples are not provided or very brief and not supported with relevant referencing. 0-1 marks Examples are provided but lack clarity and analysis on why they were successful. Does not support examples with relevant evidence and references. 2 marks Mostly accurate and relevant examples of local and global actions to reduce food waste, well supported with relevant good quality references. 3 marks Accurate and relevant examples of highly effective local and global actions to reduce food waste. Challenges that were overcome by the solutions are mentioned and applicability to other places is considered. Integrates relevant references to support discussion.

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12/3/2018 5:01:38 AM

Appraise the changes needed at a government, business and consumer level to reduce food waste. Approx. 300 words (4 marks) Does not appraise / provides minimal appraisal of changes needed in government, business and individually to reduce food waste. 0-1 marks Appraises some of the changes needed in government/business/individually but Lacks discussion and consideration of evidence for all 3 settings. References lack relevance or may not be clearly aligned with the discussion. 2 marks Provides succinct appraisal of changes needed in the 3 areas. Mostly relevant references used to support discussion. 3 marks Provides critical appraisal of the changes needed in the 3 areas to effectively reduce food waste. Integrates relevant references to support discussion. 4 marks

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12/3/2018 5:01:27 AM

Discuss how food waste illustrates the bidirectional relationship between food and the environment Approx. 200 words (4 marks) Does not discuss / provides minimal discussion of the impact of food waste on the environment 0-1 marks Discussion of the impact of food waste on the environment but lacks accuracy or clarity. Bi-directional relationship between food system and environmental sustainability not adequately covered. References lack relevance or may not be clearly aligned with the discussion. 2 marks Mostly accurate discussion of the impact of food waste in relation to: human health and also, the bi-directional relationship between our food system and environmental sustainability. Mostly relevant references used to support discussion. 3 marks Clear, thorough and succinct discussion about the impact of food waste in relation to: human health and also, the bi-directional relationship between our food system and environmental sustainability. Integrates relevant references to support discussion. 4 marks

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12/3/2018 5:01:14 AM

Describe and discuss how much food is wasted and why Approx. 200 words (4 marks) Does not describe / provides minimal description on how much food is wasted, where and why. 0-1 marks General description of amount of food waste is provided but does not provide much detail on differences in food waste globally and locally or analyse why the waste occurs. References lack relevance or may not be clearly aligned with the discussion. 2 marks Mostly accurate description of the amount of food waste occurring locally and globally and mostly accurate and comprehensive description of why waste occurs. Mostly relevant references used to support discussion. 3 marks Accurate description of amount of food waste occurring locally and globally and mostly accurate and comprehensive description of why waste occurs. Integrates relevant references to support discussion. 4 marks

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12/3/2018 5:01:05 AM

Where does most food waste occur in the food system and why? Approx 200 words. (4 marks) Does not provide/provides little discussion as to where/why food system occurs. (0-1 marks) Discussion of food waste lacks accuracy and information.. References lack relevance or may not be clearly aligned with the discussion (2 marks) Mostly accurate discussion on where and why food waste occurs. Integrates mostly relevant references to support discussion. (3 marks) Highly reputable information is synthesised to provide succinct discussion of food waste. Integrates relevant references to support discussion. (4 marks)

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12/3/2018 5:00:52 AM

ULO1,2 This is the draft submission Completion of draft to show which information will be included in final report 1 A4 page dot points (5 marks) Draft not submitted or very incomplete 0-2 Draft contains brief dot points for each section that are relevant and accurate. May be incomplete in some parts. Little evidence that background research or analysis has been done. Structure may lack clarity or consistency. 2.5 marks Draft is mostly well detailed in most areas showing in depth research into the topic has occurred. Structure is mostly clear and logical. 3-3.5 marks Draft is well detailed in all areas showing in depth research into the topic has occurred. Structure is clear and logical. Plans for analysis of information are evident. 4-5 marks

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