The Little Food Festival 2020
We’re very excited to announce that the Little Food Festival is back for 2020. Education Futures’ Deana Leahy, along with Monash University researchers, students and alumni, is again partnering with Federation Square, the Sandro Demaio Foundation and the City of Melbourne to present a fully virtual festival this year.
Food – its production, supply and consumption – is the single strongest lever we have to optimise individual, community and planetary health. Education is a key transformational tool in bringing about change to food systems and improving our own health, and the health of the planet. But we need to transform how we educate about food. Research has repeatedly highlighted the need to engage kids in designing solutions. The Little Festival provides us with an opportunity to do just that. Our series of novel activities draws on current educational thinking to engage children and their families in critical and creative learning opportunities about food, health and sustainability.
The Little Food Festival will run from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Wednesday 30 September. Join in for a day packed with activities for adults and kids alike, including cameo appearances from food, health and sustainability leaders such as Oz Harvest, Costa Georgiadis, Stephanie Alexander, and aliceinframes’ Alice Zaslavsky.
But you don’t have to wait to participate – throughout September, the Monash University team is hosting a Minecraft challenge for kids to build a food sustainable world, and a citizen science project to reduce household food packaging waste.
Find out more and sign up to participate here.
Download the Little Food Festival poster.
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