Bringing Food Waste Solutions into Schools
VOICE has developed a new Food Waste educational resource for the Home Economics junior cycle. This resource has been designed to support the existing curriculum so that food waste awareness and action can be brought into the classroom with ease.
VOICE trialled the various activities with eight schools in Wicklow, Kildare, Dublin City and Fingal county council areas over the 2017/18 school year and now we're thrilled to announce the resource is fully available for teachers to independently bring to their classroom.
The resource includes a number of practical activities that can be easily incorporated to usual class room activity to support what students are already learning about cooking, food planning and food preservation.
These practical activities allow students to adopt steps to reduce food waste in a creative and interactive way while also learning about the social and environmental implications involved in wasting food.
We've identified this resource to be beneficial not only for Home Economics or cookery but also for Science, CSPE and for Sustainable Development modules tying in with Sustainable Development Goal 12 'Responsible Consumption and Production' and SDG 13 'Climate Action'.
The pack we've developed has also been adopted by the Department of Education and is being introduced to the new Home Economics curriculum later this year.
If you're interested in brining food waste solutions to your school, simply request a copy of the VOICE Food Waste Educational Pack from firstname.lastname@example.org