Trending news: A major report on healthy diets and food systems commissioned by the Lancet Medical Journal has called for a comprehensive shift in how the world eats. The EAT-Lancet Commission involved a three-year collaboration between 37 scientific experts from 16 countries.
Activity: Get your class to evaluate the report. The summary report is available for download here.
These five lessons on sustainability stimulate debate and discussion around the issues and challenges we face and which encourage us to make decisions about the type of world we need and want to create.
Visit the following websites to access resources which support the teaching & learning of Education for Sustainable Development...The National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development 2014 - 2020 highlights the need to integrate Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the curriculum from pre-school up to senior cycle. Read more...
Eating a balanced diet is vital for good health and wellbeing. Food provides our bodies with the energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals to live, grow and function properly. We need a wide variety of different foods to provide the right amounts of nutrients for good health.
Teachers and students can use the following resources when learning about nutrition, macronutrients and micronutrients. The resources include two presentations, interactive Kahoot quizzes, Youtube videos and Quizlet flashcards. Read more...
Agriculture, Horticulture is an option within the Vocational Education element of the Leaving Certificate Applied. The course is designed to introduce students to the knowledge and basic skills which apply to the efficient and productive use of natural resources.
Teacher, Geraldine Walton, has shared a large range of student activity sheets for the modules within the LCA Agriculture and Horticulture course. These resources can be accessed here...
Did you know that there are 815 million people in the world that go to bed hungry, while 1.9 billion people are overweight?
The world has set a challenge to achieve Zero Hunger and better nutrition by 2030. But governments can’t do it alone - everyone has a role to play.
The FAO, Concern, Self Help Africa, and DevelopmentEducation.ie have shared their food resources with Scoilnet. Teachers can access these resources here.
Use the map to zoom in on a country or location and find out about the food and drinks that were created there.
A collection of ESRI maps
global land use patterns.
Track the state of hunger worldwide and spotlights those places where action to address hunger is most urgently needed.
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