To maximise delivery, we have collated a range of resources to help you establish group work, accreditation for young people or new methods to spread the message of Food Citizenship, reducing food waste and sustainable diets. We have also compiled session plans that can be adapted for your setting and circumstance.

Introducing Food Citizenship Presentation (short)

Not everyone will have heard about Food Citizenship, and with so many terms flying around here’s a short introduction to Food Citizenship that gives you a flavour of what its all about.

Introduction to Food Citizenship

School Garden Project- Growing Food Citizens (session plans)

More and more schools are embracing the important role they can play in educating people about growing their own fruit/ vegetables and how this helps against food miles, chemicals and other practices that contribute to the climate crisis and pollution of our environment and the food we put in our bodies.

This pilot project worked with a school and local community food growing project to bring together expertise; as well as inspiration and possibility of a great school garden and its connection to the rest of the school curriculum.

(Project Pilot Partners: Alfriston School Beaconsfield and Grow Together Bucks CIC)

12 School Session Plans

Herbilicious Youth 'Grow and Cook' Project Outline (session plans)

Encouraging young people and adults to make a connection between sustainable and healthy diets and growing your own food is important.

We piloted ‘Herbilicious’ as a year round project that combines learning about propagation, growing and cooking across 6 weeks.

All sessions can be amended and tailored, this is a guide to what we have tested with young people ages 11-18.


(Project Pilot Partner: Community Youth Ventures CIC)

Session Plans Herbilicious

Food SOS 'Grow n Cook' Youth Project (session plans)

Food SOS was a project pilot that looks at the most commonly wasted items in the home:

  • Potatoes
  • Bread
  • Fruit & Veg
  • Leftovers

It also led us to create a recipe pack of tried and tested dishes that can be cooked by young people.

(Project Pilot Partner: Community Youth Ventures CIC)

Session Plans FOOD SOS

AQA Unit Award Units

We realise that many projects work with those who would benefit from achieving certification or recognition for their work or contribution. Working with young people in particular we identified that there was a gap in available criteria to deliver sessions as well as accredit.

AQA allows you to follow a vocational and hands on approach, flexible to your delivery style and pace and award participants/ students/ attendees for their work.

All these units are available on the AQA unit database and have been created to maximise recognition.

Growing Food Citizens - Sunflower Project

Growing in school can have its fair share of barriers. However, we enlisted the support of a local town council and pilot schools to put together the Growing Food Citizens Sunflower Pilot Project.

Learning about the food cycle of the sunflower seeds, growing, harvesting and production of sunflower oil. We also produced resource materials to be used again in the future to encourage schools to incorporate growing from seeds in the classroom in a cross curriculum project approach.


(Pilot Project Partners: Aylesbury Town Council, Bucks Food Partnership, Buckinghamshire Council, Aylesbury Garden Town, Community Green Fund)

Food Waste Game

This game was invented to get people to think outside of the box and find innovative ways to be creative and sustainable about using up different food items…….let the games begin!

Game Instructions and Cards

Date labels Activity

This activity is designed to get teams to work together to agree a continuum when it comes to food on, around or after their best before dates.


Also used as part of session plans and interactive presentations

Food Waste Paints

Need something different to raise awareness about food waste and engage children AND their parents and carers?

Food Waste Paints can be made from items with colour pigments and are easily prepared beforehand, some of the items you can use are:

  • Tea Bags
  • Red Cabbage
  • Beetroot
  • Spinach
  • Blueberries
  • Carrot Tops
  • Blackberries – foraged!

Other ingredients are simply water! You can also use icing sugar to establish the original colour or Bicarbonate of Soda to deepen colour.

Food Waste Paints Guide

Food Waste Community Engagement

Its always a challenge to find ways to provoke thought through community engagement- especially about Food Waste.

We came up with the FOOD WASTE TROLLEY DASH a visualisation of what an average family of four could save over a year (£710)

You will need:

x1 Supermarket Shopping Trolley

Reusable bags

Recycled food packaging ( cereal boxes, coffee jars, ice cream tubs etc)

Shopping tags to represent £710

Optional Plinth (Wooden collar and top)

Wheel wedges

Food Waste Trolley Dash Guide