Food Waste Lesson Plans
The World Wildlife World Wide Fund for Nature's "Be a Food Waste Warrior" program offers K-12 lessons, activities, and resources to teach the planetary impact of what we eat and what we throw away.
You'll find four comprehensive sets of lesson plans, each designed for different age groups: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.
Each lesson plan includes several resources:
|•||Teaching Guide: How to Get Started|
|•||Slideshow: "What is Food Waste?"|
|•||Food Audit Instructions|
|•||Free Student Activities|
There are also 2 sets of slideshow lessons designed to introduce your students to the importance of reducing food waste. Designed for K-5 and 6-12. Teacher notes are built right in!
What children will learn with these lesson plans:
|•||The costs of producing food|
|•||The impact of farmland on ecology|
|•||Food waste statistics|
|•||Effect of food waste on the environment|
|•||The food recovery hierarchy|
|•||Solutions to food waste|
As part of the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association's ongoing efforts to take a bigger role in the food waste conversation, they partnered with educational curriculum specialists, Young Minds Inspired (YMI), to create an online program that highlights how frozen and refrigerated foods can help reduce food waste.
This teaching kit consists of a teacher’s guide and reproducible student activities, as well as a video and infographic on food waste and information on food safety. These materials are targeted to middle and high school students (and their families) in family and consumer/environmental science and health classes.
Lesson plans include:
|•||Reproducible activity sheets|