FoodEducators programme was launched by EIT-Food in 2022. It has started with needs assessment and two teacher handbooks full of ready-to-use resources to be used in the classroom. The handbooks focus on schoolchildren aged 9-14 years old and students aged 14-18 years old, respectively. The materials include topics such as healthy eating, food science and science communication, sustainability, agrifood careers, and regenerative agriculture. The handbooks were piloted in five countries in 2022 including Cyprus, Czech Republic, Israel, Hungary, and Spain, reaching 382 teachers; and 39,354 students!
The most selected lesson plans by teachers were revolving around food and foodscape maps, food waste and food loss, understanding food labels, and agrifood careers. The lesson plans incorporate diverse learning experiences. Teachers commented that they appreciated this variety of methods and pedagogies. 93% of teachers thought their students enjoyed the classes and 80% reported that most of their class actively participated.
Food Educators reached 382 teachers and 39,354 students in 2022 through a variety of interactive and engaging activities. Explore our impact in 2022 by reading our Action Report and be part of our success in 2023 and beyond!
FoodEducators is represented in a number of European countries (and even beyond). Contact your national coordinator if you have any questions regarding national implementation or becoming a member school.
If your country is not represented yet, feel free to contact the central team!