On 16 October we celebrate World Food Day, which is an idea of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The most important goal is to get us thinking about the fact that around 800 million people on the planet go hungry, despite there actually being enough food for everyone.
So what’s the key to a world without hunger? Managing our food better. It’s an environmental mindset that you can teach the children in your class in an enjoyable way. For World Food Day, EnergIQ has put together a teaching pack to get the message across that throwing food away is a no-no.
How does it work?
Below we present a number of games and challenges on the sustainable food theme. Easy to download, print and use in class. And totally free. But if you would prefer to decide your own approach, you can just use them as inspiration to get your students thinking about this important topic.
Get to work
If everyone makes more of an effort with their food, that benefits our planet – and the people who live on it. You can give the students in your class the tools to contribute to this goal, because ‘changing the world always starts at home’.
The aim of our challenges is to raise awareness, which is the starting point for any change. Because learning to be more frugal with food in class can be fun!
Here we challenge kids to use the leftovers in their fridge to make a creative dish that looks good and tastes fabulous. With help from their parents as needed.
Do your students know where beans come from? Do they understand how supermarkets manage to stock fresh apples in the winter? Start the conversation in class to test their knowledge of everyday vegetables.