Oz Harvest FEAST Program 2022 | Expressions of Interest

Children's hands in dough bowl

After a successful pilot year in 2021, the Oz Harvest FEAST program is back for schools in 2022. The program is run by Oz Harvest with a train-the-trainer engagement approach, whereby schools will become fully equipped with the knowledge and know-how to incorporate into their curriculum at the completion of the program. Ongoing online support will be provided by Oz Harvest at the completion of the program if schools need. 

FEAST is an intensive 7 – 10-week program that teaches students ages 9 – 12 about sustainability, food waste and nutrition using hands-on cooking and inquiry-based learning. Students are tasked with designing their own ‘School Cookbook’ to address food waste prevention and healthy eating while educating and engaging their community.

The FEAST program is multi-faceted and is made up of the following key elements listed below.

Curriculum Package

This package includes everything schools need to teach the STEM curriculum aligned program:

  • Unit of work
  • Detailed lesson plans (10x)
  • Student activities and online worksheets
  • Optional learning experiences
  • Hot & cold recipes for cooking in the classroom

Schools will also get online access to teacher and student toolkits, Oz Harvest’s video library and ongoing support from the Oz Harvest FEAST Team.

Cooking in the classroom

FEAST gets kids immersed in hands-on cooking activities in the classroom – no kitchen required! The FEAST kitchen kit, provides students with all utensils to start cooking from a range of healthy and delicious recipes that have been designed to cater to all skill levels.

Teacher training

The FEAST Professional Development teacher training inspires, informs, and educates teachers to confidently deliver the Year 5 & 6 program. For a rich learning experience OZ Harvest offers face-to-face training at their offices or a 3-hour online training course.  

To find out more information please visit: www.ozharvest.org/feast.

How to Apply

To express your schools interest in participating in the FEAST program, please answer the following questions and submit your application to waste@ryde.nsw.gov.au.

  1. Why is your school interested in participating in the Oz Harvest FEAST program? (300 words max)
  2. If successful, will you implement the FEAST program as part of the school’s curriculum?

Please also include the following details in your submission:

  • Name of school
  • Name of contact person
  • Phone
  • Email

If you have any enquires please contact Council customer service on 9952 8222.