Love Food Lesson Plans
We’ve partnered with our colleagues at Sustainability Victoria to develop Years 1-8 lesson plans aligned with the national curriculum
To access the full suite of Love Food school resources, including full lesson plans, instructions and worksheets, email us and we’ll send them to you.
Watch our video to see how Burwood Public School used the resources to teach students about food waste.
The activity worksheets below relate to the lesson plans for each year. While targeted to a year group, the activities may be enjoyed by children of all ages
Year 1 How to save food: Good for the little ones. Pull out a selection of fruit and vegetables and ask them to decide the best place to store them or how to use them up!
Year 2 Review how you store food at home: Do a fridge and pantry audit. Clean out your cupboards then sort out your fridge. Get the children to categorise what they find into eat now, good for later or throw it away! Check out our tips for storage on the six steps page and watch these videos
Video - Food date labels
Video - Fridge storage
Year 3 Saving food challenge: Record and celebrate your family food waste prevention action. Check out our tips on the six steps page, including watching the videos and celebrate family action, like meal planning, using bag clips to seal unfinished food or eat leftovers
Year 4 Food Smart family challenge: This one requires your children to help plan and prepare your family meals and monitor where food is wasted and by whom! It will also help you work out who in the family can save the most money by avoiding food waste
Year 5 Paddock to Plate food journey: Research the journey of your food from paddock to plate and identify where it might be wasted
Year 6 Food Boss diary: Children record their food waste for a week and identify why food is wasted and how to avoid it in the future (helping to develop problem-solving skills)
Food Lovers board game: Play while everyone learns how to reduce food waste. Make your own game, by writing up four good and four bad food behaviours and playing the game to reward or punish good and bad behaviours. Requires dice
Extra reading or videos
PDF - Food wastage footprint & Climate Change by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (high school children)
Video - Why love food hate waste
Video - Love your leftovers
Video - Use your fridge