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Educating and entertaining program inspires Australian school children

A Walkley-award winning journalist with the ABC, Louise FitzRoy has gone back to her farming roots by establishing ‘From Paddock to Plate’. What began as a radio series and book has morphed into an educational program that is an integral part of more than 100 schools across Australia. Louise spoke to Vegetables Australia about this highly successful project, and what it aims to achieve.

“A major highlight has been witnessing the positive effect that FP2P has had on young people to help them make healthier eating decisions and discuss topics like food miles, sustainability and the environment with their parents, friends and family,” Louise said.

“The domino effect on society has been the most overwhelming and rewarding aspect of this entire FP2P journey and I beam with pride knowing that our Australian farmers have led the campaign to make this happen. FP2P would not exist without them and I am forever grateful.”

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DID YOU KNOW Australian’s waste over 4 million TONNES of food each year! That’s enough to fill 450,000 garbage trucks! Are you shopping for groceries this afternoon? More often than not we forget to check the pantry or the fridge before shopping, leave without a list, or shop when we are hungry..ending up at the checkout with more food than we need! Are you deciding what to have for dinner? It’s is crucial we think twice about how much we are planning to cook and if there are leftovers we can use. From Paddock to Plate National Schools Program not only educates students across Australia about the beginning processes of food production & farming but also enlightens classrooms on how they can reduce, reuse and recycle responsibly after waste leaves their hands ♻️ ———————————————————————- Take a look at the FP2P Program, ready for Term 1! Contact us today hello@frompaddocktoplate.com.au . . . #frompaddocktoplate #feedyourmind #supportlocal..

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