Food Matters Action Kit for Children & Youth

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Author: Josie Di Felice

Posted: May 21, 2019

Categories: Edible Education Network / Good Food Ideas for Kids / GoodFoodBites

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) has released a Food Matters Action Kit, designed for children and youth to learn about preventing and reducing food waste, available in English, French and Spanish at

“About one-third of all food produced for people worldwide goes to waste. Youth can lead the way in preventing all this waste by making small changes to everyday habits,” shared David Donaldson, Head of Unit – Green Growth, at the CEC.

The action kit has more than 70 activities, such as food waste audits and making compost with the help of worms, and has been designed for youth across North America. It has been arranged in two groups — one for kids aged 5–13, and one for youth aged 14–25.

The toolkit was developed with support from 10 youth-based community associations, academic and educational institutions, the charitable sector, and Indigenous youth groups.