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Food for the Future


'Food for the Future' aims to demonstrate how the food production system works. Pupils taking part will gain the skills and knowledge they need to play their part in reducing food waste.

This education programme is part of The Prince's Foundation's wider food waste initiative known as 'Making Food Go Further'. We are delighted to be partnering with Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty on this programme and have benefited from the support of The Soil Association, Business in the Community and numerous other stakeholder groups and charities in shaping the content of this programme.

The Programme

Now is a vital time for the environment, when limiting food waste can play a key role in reducing household carbon emissions. For each of us, the food we eat accounts for about 25 per cent of our greenhouse gas footprint.

Currently 1.3 billion tonnes of food are wasted every year around the globe — around a third of all food produced — and tackling food waste offers the opportunity to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by up to 10 per cent.

This educational programme has been designed to help pupils gain a greater understanding of how the food system works, how it impacts the environment and how to better champion sustainable practices. 

In a nutshell, the aim of the programme is to help combat food waste.


Through a series of experiential practice-based masterclasses, pupils will have the opportunity to learn from experts in farming, food production and cooking alongside developing skills in connected science-based activity. The pupils will explore the inner workings of farms, factories or community projects and have the chance to be mentored to realize their own ideas for solutions to the food waste problem ranging from local and community-based solutions, through to exploring how to improve to industry processes. They will also be given the opportunity to improve their skills and confidence in the kitchen with expertise provided by the Jamie Oliver Group.

On completion of the masterclasses, pupils will spend time implementing their newly-developed or improved skills and knowledge before presenting their challenge solutions to a panel of industry judges.

work with us

If you are a food producer who can demonstrate best practice we would love to feature you on our resource pages. Please do contact us at

pilot duration

Pilot Duration: Timetabled Workshops throughout the academic term 2021/20220 with a Challenge and Celebration Day early Summer 2021


Follow the journey here.

Research and Partner Resources: Soil Association, Jamie Oliver, Jimmy Doherty, BITC.

Pick up hints and tips to reduce food waste here:

Green Education Foundation

Superkids Nutrition

Love Food, Hate Waste Tips

Zero Waste Scotland

Other Food Education Resources:

Love Food Hate Waste Lesson Plan

YPTE Food Waste Lesson Plan

World Wildlife - Food Waste Warrior Kit

Zero Waste Scotland Education Resource

Eco Schools

National Geographic - Food Education

Food Standards Scotland Education Resources

Food a Fact For Life - School Education Resource

Quality Meat Scotland Education

RHET Teacher Resources

British Society of Soil Science Education Pack