Welsh chefs appoint National Sustainability Champion

Donna Heath National Sustainability Champion food waste Welsh chefs
Donna Heath, CAW’s National Sustainability Champion
05/06/2019 - 08:33
The Culinary Association of Wales has appointed Donna Heath as the National Sustainability Champion to encourage Worldchef initiatives of sustainable food consumption.

Donna Heath is aiming to promote food sustainability in schools, colleges and businesses. The aim is to inspire the next generation to eat sustainably and reduce food waste.

She will promote the Worldchefs Feed the Planet programmes, which include the Food Heroes Challenge, Food Waste Challenge and the Sustainability Curriculum.

Heath said: “My role is to raise awareness of these three initiatives across Wales… I am now in the process of contacting primary schools to gauge interest in the Food Heroes Challenge.

“By creating the resources in both English and Welsh, we have made it possible for schools to deliver the Food Heroes Challenge themselves, or we are happy to visit the classroom.

“Having a seven-year-old daughter, Amy, I am passionate about sustainability and making children responsible for their future. Sustainability is a very hot topic with the global debate about climate change and reducing plastic waste.”

Worldchefs is promoting the programmes because one third of the food produced around the world currently goes to waste while 800 million people go to bed hungry.

Arwyn Watkins, OBE, Culinary Association of Wales president, said: she is now putting in place a process to roll out the Food Heroes Challenge to a limited number of schools in Wales… This will be our pilot year to help deliver on the World’s Largest Lesson and our members are being encouraged to support Donna to roll out this initiative in their local communities.”

The Food Heroes Challenge involves a 70 minute workshop, activities and videos to encourage children between the ages of eight and 12 to adopt sustainable eating habits.

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