OzHarvest

Inspiring kids to eat healthy, waste less and be
change-makers in the local community.

What is feast?

FEAST (Food Education and Sustainability Training) is a year 5 and 6 curriculum aligned education program from OzHarvest, inspiring kids to eat healthy, waste less and be change makers in their local community. Like any good FEAST, it’s designed to be fun, engaging and filled with good food!

The FEAST program runs for 7-10 weeks and is aligned to the Australian Curriculum STEM Learning Areas. Students are tasked with the opportunity to explore and design new recipes that use food that might otherwise go to waste and then explain how the recipe addresses food waste and healthy eating.  Students will design, make and launch a ‘School Cookbook’ to educate their community.

Working together with teachers and the school community creates the foundations of the FEAST program. OzHarvest is a Government endorsed teacher trainer provider, using an inquiry based and integrated approach to explore the role food plays in everyday lives and the importance of protecting the planet, through sustainability, reducing food waste and nutrition education.

The FEAST program is available to all primary schools across NSW and will be available nationally in 2020.

“Since beginning the FEAST program I’ve noticed a huge change in my students at school and a lot of the kids are talking about how they are now aware of what food waste is and are trying out new recipes at home”

 Rasha, Teacher Lakemba Public School

Why FEAST is important

  • 01

    In Australia, 4 million people experience food relief each year, a quarter are children

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  • 02

    One child in every classroom goes to bed or school hungry every day

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  • 03

    Food waste costs the economy A LOT of money.
    $20 billion a year. What a waste.

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  • 04

    Wasting food wastes EVERYTHING, precious land, water, energy and money. Throwing away one burger wastes the same amount of water as a 90-minute shower!

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  • 05

    Food left to rot in landfill produces powerful methane gas, which contributes to climate change. In fact, if food waste were a country, it would be the 3rd biggest emitter of greenhouse gases.

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  • 06

    Half of all food wasted comes from the home. So, we can all be part of the solution, starting TODAY!

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  • 07

    Nationally, 1 in 4 children are overweight or obese and many do not eat enough fresh fruit and veg, which affects how they learn at school and can lead to poor physical and mental health.

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