A former head teacher and former primary school teacher, we are dedicated to educating people about food. We started in 2015 to tackle the problem of children arriving to one of our school’s hungry each day – at that point we vowed to remove hunger as a barrier to learning. We held an awareness event and provided 10,000 children with a breakfast made up of food that would otherwise gone to waste. This work culminated in the creation of Rethink Food CIC.
RETHINK FOOD is a not for profit company. Our mission is to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for children, young people and communities by changing the way we think about food whilst also working to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. These 17 goals are an urgent call for action by all countries to work in global partnership to end poverty and other deprivations by improving health and education, reducing inequality, preventing obesity and spurring economic growth whilst tackling the huge environmental concerns of tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
On World Food Day 2019 we brought together 17 schools from across Leeds and Bradford and gave children and young people a platform to share their solutions to the global issues we face. Children put food at the heart of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and created systems where food is the solution and not the problem. Based on the success of this event we are launching our 2020 project.
In November 2020 Glasgow will host the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference. To mark this event, we will be working with 17 schools across 17 cities to give young people the opportunity to highlight the positive actions that can be taken to help us achieve a brighter and more sustainable future. Healthy people, healthy planet.
17 Cities. 17 Goals. 1 Mission...Rethink Food
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Through the Aviva Community Fund we are inviting pledges to enable schools to take part in this project and in doing so improve outcomes for children and young people.
Participation in this project is just the start of an ongoing relationship between schools and Rethink Food as the growing tower will be used to grow and educate year round.
This project will educate and empower individuals. Specifically it will:
- Improve food security of children
- Improve Health and Well-being
- Highlight UN Sustainable Development Goals
- Give young people a voice Introduce soil free growing systems
- Develop a solution focused approach to the climate challenge
All schools will receive a package that includes:
- Growing tower
- Educational resource
- Staff training
- UN Climate Change Challenge Resource
- Platform to showcase solutions
Every £2000 raised through the Aviva Community Fund gives children in a school the opportunity to achieve a brighter and more sustainable future.