SKILLED 4 FOOD
Key skills for building sustainability knowledge and global citizenship through food
A NEW APPROACH TO FOOD EDUCATION
The issue of healthy, fair and sustainable food is a key element in global citizenship education. Food can be used to explain how our Planet’s resources are managed, and to deal with the critical issues in the food system and its effects on the environment, but it is also useful to look at cultural diversity and belonging, as well as to stimulate sharing and participation in local communities. It is therefore necessary to invest in the new generations and in key figures in training: teachers and educators.
However, there is a current lack of shared approaches that can efficiently combine content and skills to teach sustainability through food and its systems. The SkillED project was established with an aim of bridging this gap.
UNDERSTANDING THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN OUR HEALTH AND THE PLANET‘S
SkillED is an international Erasmus+ project, lasting 3 years (2020 – 2023). The aim is to build a set of certified skills to teach food and environmental sustainability. Over time, the project will set a standard of constant quality in teaching the issues of sustainability through food, and its interconnections with our health and the Planet’s.
The project, led by Barilla Foundation, involves 35 high school teachers and more than 250 young people from Italy, Greece, Lithuania, and Spain, and will serve to create a new skill set (based on ECVET methodology) to teach sustainability with the issues of food in mind.