Age 10-13

Package for age 10-13

We believe that inspiring and teaching students from a young age to take care of our planet is one of the most important things we can do. That's why we have designed an educational package specifically for students aged 10-13, which allows them to learn about food and food waste. 

The material below will give you the opportunity to take the students on a journey from farm to fork with a constant focus on food waste - where it comes from, what it is and how we can help stop it. 

The material includes exercises, quizzes, posters and recipes for you to work with as a full project or mix and match as you like. 

We've broken the content down into four key food waste categories. For each of the categories we've created the tools you can use to go about answering them.


Overview

The banana journey

Food supply chain

The journey of food

Food waste poster

The food waste quiz

Clear your fridge

Document your food waste

Food declarations & labels

Cooking with leftovers




The banana journey

Category: Where does the food come from?

Duration: 45 min

The banana travels far from farm to fork. This exercise is a very fun and illustrative way to learn about that journey.

The students have to match descriptions and illustrations and then put them in the correct order.


Download teacher's guide

Download student material



Food supply chain

Category: Where does the food come from?

Duration: 60 min

The journey that food goes on from production to table is called the food supply chain.

Nowadays, food is transported over longer distances across continents. This means end consumers are disconnected from the source and the supply chain becomes longer and more fragmented. When learning about food waste and loss it is essential to understand where the food originally comes from.


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View student article



The journey of food

Category: Where does the food come from?

Duration: 35 min

Everyday in the supermarket we see an amazing array of food, but where has it all come from? The origin of our food, and how far it has travelled to get to us are things we don't often think about when doing our grocery shop. In this exercise, the students should colour in the countries the different types of produce come from.


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Download student material



Food waste poster

Category: What is food waste?

Duration: 25 min

The poster illustrates some of the consequences food waste has for our society and what you can do to reduce food waste at home.

We have included two guides on how to use it for education.


Download teacher's guide

Download the poster



The food waste quiz

Category: What is food waste?

Duration: 25 min

Know your facts around food waste?

Try this quiz and test how much you really know.

A fun way to learn the shocking facts about food waste!


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Clear your fridge

Category: Food waste at home

Duration: Introduction: 15 min. Exercise duration: a week or more.

A great way to start a project or course around food waste.

Students, together with their family, must finish the contents of their refrigerator, before doing any more grocery shopping. Sound easy? It’s actually harder than you think, but it's also fun to try.


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Document your food waste

Category: Food waste at home

Duration: Introduction: 15 min. Exercise duration: a week or more.

A great way to start a project or course around food waste.

This exercise is about making students (and their families) aware that most food waste happens at home.

This is the easiest of the two home exercises. It does not require the family to change habits at all and it doesn’t need as much effort as the "Clear your fridge" competition.


Download teacher's guide

Download the food waste log



Food declarations & labels

Category: Working with food waste

Duration: 120 min (depends on the distance to the local supermarket)

Use by dates are important to follow, while best before dates need assessment - use your senses to figure out if something has actually gone off. The students will go to the local supermarket and get hands on knowledge about the different types of date labelling. 


Download teacher's guide

Download "good to know" sheet



Cooking with leftovers

Category: Working with food waste

Duration: 60-120 min (or more, depends how many and which recipes you want to do)

We all have products that are hiding in the back of the freezer or lying on the kitchen counter going bad. Through the recipes, the students get to use the foods that are often thrown out.

We have gathered 11 simple but super delicious recipes!


Download teacher's guide

Download "good to know" sheet

Download the recipes