If we want to combat household waste, we need to get the younger generation involved. Lecturing children about wastefulness is much less effective at making good habits fun and easy. Here are a few handy tips for getting your kids to join the fight against food waste.
1. Teach kids about food
Teaching children about where their food comes from is the single best route to raising food savvy kids. Take them to your local butchers and greengrocer (or even a nearby farm), so they can see the effort that goes into producing food. Start a kitchen garden and get them growing simple things such as Alfalfa sprouts. The act of watching a seed turn into something edible is a powerful lesson in how precious food is. Get them involved in cooking when you can. It can be a fun activity and helps them get them invested in the meal. You might even find they start nagging you to finish everything on your plate!