Do Good Save Food

Fighting food waste together

In 2015, FAO and the International Food Waste Coalition (IFWC) joined forces in developing “Do Good Save Food”, the ambitious initiative is designed to children of four different age groups. Now, Too Good To Go is part of the project.


"We developed the “Do Good: Save Food! Materials to educate and empower young people, and now we welcome Too Good To Go as an FAO’s SAVE FOOD partner in promoting the education materials”  (read more)

Robert van Otterdijk, Agro-Industry Officer, FAO in Europe and Central Asia; Leader of the regional SAVE FOOD Initiative.


Behavioural changes, now and in the future, are crucial in fighting our food waste problem. Re-educating people of all ages to value food, and empowering society to reduce food waste play a vital part in inspiring and implementing these changes.


"Making the next generation aware of how food waste impacts climate change and equipping them with the tools they need to fight it, is vital in securing the future we want for them (read more)

Mette Lykke, CEO Too Good To Go.



Do Good Save Food

The materials, developed between 2015 and 2018, is tailored for use by four defined primary and secondary school age groups: 5-7 (age group one), 8-9 (age group two), 10-13 (age group three) and 14+ (age group four).

The materials focus on educating children on the actions they can take now, and further ahead, to reduce food waste, and promotes awareness of its social and environmental consequences. The materials and learning guides also aim to teach good habits that children can develop to reduce their own food waste and hopefully share with their family and friends.


Summary of materials

The Do Good Save Food materials are available in both English and French (C’EST FINI, ZÉRO GASPI!).

We’ve summed it all up below, in an overview of all the Do Good Save Food educational packages. You can also go directly to each material for the different age groups.


English

Five to seven years old

Eight to nine years old

Ten to thirteen years old

Fourteen years up


French

Five to seven years old

Eight to nine years old

Ten to thirteen years old

Fourteen years up


All packages contain two core lessons with follow-up activities for both. The first core lesson is the information-centred, “DO GOOD: SAVE FOOD!”. The second is the practical, activity-based, “Feed yourself, don’t feed the bin”.

The core lessons are centred around a series of illustration slides and accompanied by voice-over scripts for teachers. These lessons provide students with the fundamental knowledge required before moving to follow-on activities.

Each package also contains an overview of both core lessons and their follow-on activities. This overview summarises the activities, what the students are asked to do throughout, the learning objective and finally, the time requirement for each activity.

Follow-up activities include worksheets for students, along with solution sheets for teachers, games, discussions, projects and much more. All with thorough guides for the teacher to use.


FAO

“In the medium- and high-income countries, the efforts to reduce food waste at the producer and retail levels would be undermined if consumer education is not in place. Thus, teaching children – the consumers of tomorrow – about actions they can take and good habits that they can develop to reduce food waste will bring about the behaviour change required to stem the problem now and in the future.

Together with the International Food Waste Coalition, we developed the “Do Good: Save Food! Materials to educate and, most importantly, empower young people to act differently, and now we welcome Too Good To Go as an FAO’s SAVE FOOD partner in promoting the education materials” - Robert van Otterdijk, Agro-Industry Officer, FAO in Europe and Central Asia; Leader of the regional SAVE FOOD Initiative.


Too Good To Go

“At Too Good To Go we are committed to inspiring change at all levels, from consumers and businesses to students and politicians. Making the next generation aware of how food waste impacts climate change, and equipping them with the tools they need to fight it, is vital in securing the future we want for them.

The 'Do Good: Save Food' initiative takes an engaging approach to education on food waste, encouraging behavioural change, and advising on concrete changes in ways that will resonate with all age ranges.” - Mette Lykke, CEO Too Good To Go.