Practical food skills, cooking and reducing food waste

Practical food skills, cooking and reducing food waste

Hear about research into how developing practical food skills and cooking from scratch can help towards reducing food waste.

Description

Join Dr Fiona Lavelle, Research Fellow, Institute for Global Food Security, Queen's University Belfast, as she outlines her recent research into how developing practical food skills and cooking from scratch can help towards reducing food waste in the home. Fiona will also provide useful tips on how to reduce food waste, from planning meals and making shopping lists, to knowing how to use store cupboard items and leftovers creatively, as well as extending the shelf life of food.

This webinar will be useful for teachers across all age phases and at any stage of their career.

What will be covered?

  • Why reduce food waste?
  • How developing practical food skills and cooking from scratch can help reduce food waste in the home.
  • Practical tips for use in the classroom, and for pupils and their families to use at home.
  • Being creative with ingredients.
  • Extending the shelf life of food.
  • Links to Food – a fact of life.
  • Suggestions for further reading and sources of information.

Why attend?

  • Find out more about Fiona’s research around developing practical food skills, cooking from scratch and reducing food waste.
  • Hear simple, practical examples of how you, your pupils, and their families, can reduce food waste in the classroom and at home.
  • Opportunity to ask questions of Fiona.
  • Signposts to free editable resources for use in the classroom will be highlighted.
  • Sources of further support and information will be made available.
  • A certificate of attendance will be provided – useful as evidence for your professional development and performance management.

The webinar supports the Food teaching in primary and secondary schools: a framework of knowledge and skills – backed by government.

Audience

Teachers across the age phases and at any stage of their career.

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