Kicking off the second series of our Leadership is Language conversations is Amelia Berner from OzHarvest who sits down with Young Farming Champion Meg Rice to discuss the importance of valuing food – because wasting food wastes everything.
- In Australia over 7.3 million tonnes of food ends up in landfill each year. One third of this food waste comes from the home.
- Lessons given to students in the classroom will make big differences in the home and community.
- Changemakers find joy in finding and following their purpose
“It’s important to teach kids how the food gets to their plate and all the resources used to produce that food from water to land to the farmers love and care …… We need to change the way we look at food.”
Amelia Berner is the Food Education and Sustainability Training (FEAST) Program National Manager at OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue organisation. Amelia’s passion for nutrition and environmental education stems from a decade of experience as a Food Technology teacher and working as a practicing nutritionist. This wealth of experience has enabled her to develop the FEAST education program, which combines nutrition, food waste, and sustainability in a curriculum-ready package for Australian schools. Amelia believes education and access to healthy food choices bring a connection to our community, affects our short and long term physical health and contributes to a sustainable future.
Connect with Amelia: LinkedIn
Meg Rice is a Graduate Policy Officer at the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources in Canberra. She is also a passionate Young Farming Champion and credits the program with giving her the skills to have insightful conversations with current and future leaders within the agricultural industry. Meg further employs these skills as the Innovation Hub Representative for the PYiA Youth Voices Leadership Team.
OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it directly to more than 1300 charities supporting people in need across the country.
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