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Food waste, value and gratitude

Updated: Sep 13, 2022

Mother and child picking fresh fruit and vegetables
Photo by Kamaji Ogino on Pexels

Photo by Kamaji Ogino on Pexels

Growing up in a working-class family, we were raised to eat everything on our plates. Wasting food was not an option.

I never thought too much about it, until I started observing others. I realised the impact observing waste has on me. I think about the children and families who struggle for food and how much thatbit that he or she or they waste would mean to a family in need.

If we want to teach children value and gratitude through conscious living, then we can start by considering the points below:

  1. Lead by example and eat everything on our plates and offer gratitude before each meal

  2. Only take a small amount and be thankful that you can take more

  3. Talk openly with your children and explain the reasons to avoid waste (children are emotionally intelligent so give them the benefit of the doubt)

  4. Prepare some packages for food banks- it will lead to conscious awareness

  5. Volunteer in a kitchen (serving) with your children over the holidays

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