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Satisfeito Program - Reduce Waste in Restaurants and Fight Hunger at the same time !

Satisfeito Program provides a model focused on change consumer behavior so that we can reduce child hunger through food waste prevention.

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The Satisfeito Project is a global movement for food safety of children and for combating food waste. Participating restaurants are encourage to adopt techniques to reduce food waste and offer dishes that engage customers to consume consciously, the so-called "Satisfeito Dishes ". 

Those dishes are chosen or created by the establishment owner and are identified in the menu with the Satisfeito logo next to the platte's name. 

When costumers choose any of those dishes food waste prevention occurs and restaurant saves money. So, part of the sales value are reverted to the Project, which transfers the accumulated monthly donations of all partners fully (100%) to the beneficiary organizations in each city. We offer an innovative methodology, dynamic and replicable to engage restaurants and other companies to collaborate with the cause. 

We aim to enable a change of attitude and responsible consumption of food that also raise owners, clients and employees happiness. 

This works as platform as well, enabling the Satisfeito Team to generate resources to support NGOs that work towards the food security of children.

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

As soon as Satisfeito enables a change of attitude and promote responsible consumption of food in order to reduce food waste and fight child hunger, we need advices related to potential restaurant food chains interested in implementing the initiative.

Tell us about your work experience:

Master´s degree in Sustainability(Federal University of São Carlos)and Specialization in Business/Management.Extensive experience in 3º sector projects towards food waste reduction

This idea emerged from

  • An Individual

How far along is your idea?

  • It’s on the ground creating impact – it’s existed for over 1 year


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Thanks for sharing your proposal!

Gostei muito! Eu não sabia que isso estava acontecendo no Brasil. Eu sou da Colômbia, há alguns anos estive em São Paulo e São Carlos, e acho que voces tem muitas idéias para compartilhar desde receitas até idéias inovadoras. Seria interessante formar uma rede de contato e revisar se seria possível ter satisfeito na Colômbia.
Uma sugestão: teria sido importante encontrar mais informações, especialmente em Português, do que já foi feito e tem sido satisfatório para Satisfeito, para conhecer isso local que pode ser replicado em outras partes do mundo.

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Olá María, obrigado pelos seus comentários !
É possivel começar o projeto em qualquer lugar do mundo uma vez que desenvolvemos a metodologia para que pudesse atender a maioria dos modelos de restaurantes.
Temos também um material de implementação em espanhol já por que em breve provavelmente iniciaremos com alguns restaurantes na Argentina.
Se tiver interesse em nos ajudar na Colômbia me envie um e-mail em

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