A Food Hero is a Climate Hero!

Did you know that the food industry generates ten times more carbon dioxide emissions than the airline industry? But with the launch of the Food Heroes toolkit by Electrolux Food Foundation, Worldchefs and AIESEC, we aim to play our part to help change this. This innovative toolkit is specifically designed keeping the young climate heroes in mind, empowering them to make a difference through healthy eating habits and food selection. It is here to make eating for the good of the planet easier than ever.
The toolkit is now available digitally for teachers and parents to help kids aged 7-11 years learn how their food choices can make a difference. The Food Heroes toolkit contains materials and instructions for a 45-minute workshop based on the Unicef-supported project The World’s Largest Lesson. It helps children learn how their food choices impact the planet and what they can do for a greener future. The Food Heroes workshop teaches kids to eat more veggies, waste less food, and enjoy a diverse diet.
The Food Heroes toolkit is an open resource to help children learn how their food choices impact the planet.
The Food Heroes toolkit is an open resource to help children learn how their food choices impact the planet.

”We must understand that the choices we make when it comes to food have real consequences in regard to carbon dioxide emissions. Children understand this – they are not stuck in old habits that can be hard to lose. But it can be hard knowing exactly what to do. That is why we at the Electrolux Food Foundation want to give teachers and parents tools to inspire children to make a positive impact,” says Cosimo Scarano, Head of the Electrolux Food Foundation.
Electrolux Group employees, Worldchefs and AIESEC members have held Food Heroes workshops since 2018, and so far 88,000 children have participated. Now the material is digitally available for teachers or anyone who wants to inspire kids to eat more sustainably.
Here is what Alexandra Lindberg – a teacher at Johannes School in Stockholm – has to say about the Food Heroes Workshop,

“The most important thing for me as a teacher is to use a material that is connected to what we do in the classroom but also has a connection to real life. The children are interested in sustainability and climate issues and to find material that enables us to talk about these problems in a relevant and interesting way is just great."
The kids are ready for a sustainable and eco-friendly palette, are you? Let us know what you think about the Food Heroes toolkit in the comment field below.
  • Founding year: 2016
  • SDGs in focus: #12 and #17
  • 2 million meals donated since 2016
  • +88,000 kids engaged in Food Heroes workshops since 2016
  • Find the toolkit here
  • Evangeline Wanjiru

    63 w

    We should be heroes for future generations to carry on

    • Munene Mugambi

      69 w

      This seems like a feasible idea

      • Sven Nilson

        69 w

        I suggest cooperation with THE GARBAGE COLLECTOR MONSTERS! at

        • Sameen Shahid

          69 w

          @Sven_Nilson Thank you for sharing such a great idea. Collaboration is everything! 💡

        • Sameen Shahid

          69 w

          Let's all become Food Heroes ! 🦹‍♀️🦸‍♂️

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