Food waste is a growing global issue with a third of all of the world’s food going to waste.
In New Zealand, the average family throws away three full shopping trolleys of edible food every year – which is a massive waste of money.
Love Food Hate Waste New Zealand has created four food waste lesson plans that can be used by primary or intermediate schools to explore the issue of food waste. The focus is on raising learners’ awareness of how their actions contribute to this global issue and the impact of wasting food.
The lessons are linked to Levels 1 - 3 of the Health and PE, Social Science, Science and Mathematics learning areas and include printable worksheets and clear instructions for kaiako.
Click on the link provided above to start exploring the resources.
We also recommend checking out this directory and map of Food Rescue groups in Aotearoa, so you can connect with a group in your area and show ākonga how the wider community is taking action to reduce food waste and improve equity.