Honors Theses and Capstones

Date of Award

Spring 2023

Project Type

Senior Honors Thesis

College or School


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

First Advisor

Peter Lane


UNH works in the hospitality sector of businesses. Over the years, food waste has grown to become an alarmingly increasing problem for both the environment and businesses operating in the sector. While UNH has many food waste mitigation efforts, there is still an opportunity for both the dining halls and students to work together to help reduce food waste. A survey was performed and analyzed which reveals that many students who frequented the dining halls are willing to better adjust their dining practices to help mitigate food waste. However, this is contingent on the dining halls presenting the information of increasing food waste to students to better inspire change. Outside of the dining halls and across the various colleges, the College of Health and Human Services reveals to be a strong potential start for a food waste campaign to be unveiled and targeted towards, as the college comprises many patrons who strongly agree with efforts to mitigate food waste.