Food education provider, From Paddock to Plate (FP2P), has launched a one of a kind online Resources Library for teachers, shifting long-standing perceptions about the relevance and importance of food education in every subject.
FP2P offers 300+ resources that take students to the heart of Australian food production to encourage healthy eating, improve mental health, reduce food waste and food miles, provide a sense of community, retain and attract youth in the agriculture sector, and offer greater career inspiration.
The new FP2P Resources Library allows teachers to immediately access unique and authentic footage filmed on farms across Australia, narrated by farmers, alongside Australian Curriculum-aligned lesson plans covering all Learning Areas and Subjects, including Science and Geography, with a strong focus on the Cross-Curriculum Priorities.
This coincides with the compulsory addition of Agriculture and Food in the NSW technology syllabus.
FP2P was founded in 2008 by Walkley Award-winning journalist, food writer & author, Louise FitzRoy.
She says the resources save teachers time preparing lessons and reduce school expenses.
“We aim to inspire teachers to incorporate these FP2P materials into every class so that all students in Australia can learn about what they are eating and the associated nutritional benefits to build happy healthy lives, and a sustainable and food secure future,” says FitzRoy.
“Growing up on a farm in NSW, I took for granted the knowledge I gathered about the origin of my food and the positive influence that this has had on my health. I want other young people to share this same opportunity; to feed the minds of thousands of students and consequently, change the lives of communities worldwide.”
To subscribe to the FP2P resources call FitzRoy on 0421 578 969.
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