Shawnee Mission eighth grader wants to reduce food waste — Here’s how he’s doing it

Nathan Mestel, Westridge eighth grader

Nathan Mestel, a Westridge eighth grader, wants to educate the community about food waste. Photo credit Juliana Garcia.

Nathan Mestel, an eighth grader at Westridge Middle School in Shawnee Mission, wants you to know about food waste.

Metsel participated last year in the district’s first-ever Next Great Idea pitch contest and was named one of three winners of the inaugural competition.