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Youth Mission at a glance

These educational resource packs have been created to help teachers build knowledge around food and food careers and improving children's soft skills needed for the future.

Food Mission and Food Careers educational resource packs

Capitalising on previous assets developed by EIT-Food partners (Food Science class, Eat Health to Keep Healthy, WeValueFood, EIT Food school network, MasterChef Junior, Games of food, Annual Food Agenda, Salvacomidas, FutureKitchen, CKIC Human capital, etc.) EIT Food invited educational experts to create coherent ready-to-use resource packs with and for teachers, available in multiple European languages. The two resource packs (downloadable, easy-to-use teachers’ handbooks and online supplementary materials) are developed for younger students from 9-14 (Food Mission) and teenagers from 15-18 (Food Careers). Aditionally, we organize Career Days, to raise awareness of the significance of food in modern life, and to demonstrate their relevance to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Both educational resource packs offer:

  • Freely accessible online materials in multiple languages

  • 3 thematic modules including ready-to use, detailed lesson plans

  • Additional resources to be used in the lesson plans (videos, quizzes and others)

  • Accompanied by train the teachers’ workshops (in the piloting phase)

  • A challenge-based approach supporting teachers and students to explore the local food ecosystem and its opportunities

The aim of the learning materials, preceded by a thorough needs assessment survey conducted with around 700 teachers was to build students’ knowledge about food and improve the soft skills needed for future careers at the same time.

Supported skills:

  • Group work

  • Creativity

  • Interviewing

  • Research

  • Presentational skills

  • Brainstorming

  • Visioning

  • Critical thinking

The most important learning outcomes:

  • Systems thinking: Broadening thinking to identify aspects within food systems and understand its complexity and interrelations.

  • Systems mapping: Explore the variety of jobs within the food systems.

  • Sustainable lifestyle: Understanding sustainability, from farm to fork to disposal.

  • Healthy eating behaviour: Identify the characteristics of healthy eating patterns.