Rethink Food. Our mission is to educate and empower people to live food secure lives.
A former head teacher and former primary school teacher, we are dedicated to educating people about food whilst also helping meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We started our work 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 now deliver programmes within the curriculum to over 100 schools across the UK.
What we do:
We increase awareness, understanding and positive actions linked to food through an approach that references the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
This unique, non-threatening, non-judgemental, positive and empowering approach works by collaborating with organisations from education, food and the environment, and working with communities/schools to deliver three programmes:
- Rethink FoodEducation
- Rethink Food Futures
- Rethink Food Lifestyles
These 3 programmes help people develop a positive relationship with food with the message of helping to save the planet rather than focussing on individual needs – or as we like to call it “stealth health”. We do this by showing that people can make a huge difference to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and the vast environmental challenge that faces us all, simply through the food they eat.
How does it work?
- We work with schools, businesses and community groups.
- Our school programme uses surplus food and includes a programme of education, pupil workshops and staff training.
- We offer a consultancy for businesses and community groups that introduces. employees / members to the Sustainable Development Goals using food.
- We have a growing programme that uses soil free aeroponic technology.
- We provide a unique opportunity for business to connect with schools with our Rethink Food Futures growing programme.
Our three programmes – in detail:
Rethink: Food Education
Working with schools to remove hunger as a barrier to learning and to educate children about food in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Partner schools receive a weekly delivery of food (surplus food from a range of supermarkets and wholesalers), access to an education resource, school assemblies, pupil workshops and staff training opportunities.
Rethink Food Futures
Working with schools, businesses, organisations, colleges and universities to introduce a unique growing solution and education resource. Partners receive a soil free growing tower unit, supporting education document and the option of session facilitation. Participants begin their journey as scientists before becoming farmers, then chefs and eventually consumers.
Rethink: Food Lifestyles
Delivering Rethink Food Lifestyles workshops for schools, businesses, community groups, faith groups and sports clubs. Workshops range from 1-hour introduction sessions to a bespoke programme to support organisations to achieve measurable outcomes linked to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.