Discussing food waste with children
‘Lyn’s Food Adventure’ is a new storybook designed as a tool to help parents teach children ways to reduce food waste.
Food wastage is a topic that can go unmentioned at home, but it’s really great to make little ones aware of it as young as possible. Raising children who will become the leaders of tomorrow is no small responsibility, as our world faces an increasing need for sustainability and conscious practices. These concepts can seem complex or too serious to impart to kids in a way they will understand, which is where ‘Lyn’s Food Adventure’ comes in!
LEARNING THROUGH STORYTIME
The new storybook is designed for those between 3 and 8 years old and is a wonderful tool for parents to teach kids about food waste. The brainchild of Deliveroo UAE and Taaleem, one of the largest premium education providers in the region, this book aims to inspire the foodies of tomorrow to start making a difference today. Created to help families become more sustainable, it focuses on instilling conscious habits into children from a young age.
Authored by Ayah Halawany and illustrated by Aman Darwish, ‘Lyn’s Food Adventure’ takes kids on an exciting journey filled with practical tips on how to reduce food waste. From reusing leftovers, juicing up over-ripe fruits, and sharing extra food with those in need, children will learn about the importance of being responsible consumers and how small measures go a long way in having a positive impact on the community. Through creative illustrations and a child-friendly story, the book explains simple ways little ones can do their part. To spread the message far and wide across UAE’s diverse community, ‘Lyn’s Food Adventure’ is available in both English and Arabic.
WHY IT MATTERS
Carole Lecointre, Head of Marketing at Taaleem, recently spoke about the importance of meeting the UAE’s 2023 goal to reduce food loss and waste by 50%. She believes that it’s very important to find fun and educational ways like this to inspire young minds to be part of the change. “It’s when children are young that they best learn good habits and values, that they can carry into adulthood” she tells us. “That’s why Taaleem has collaborated with Deliveroo on the launch of Lyn’s Food Adventure – a tale that teaches our young people about the significance of reducing food waste and how they can contribute to making a difference.” She adds that “By imparting these small, but important ‘foodie lessons’ to children, we will sow the seeds to inspire the upcoming generation to become responsible citizens who value sustainable practices. With initiatives like this, we believe it’s never too early to start showing how small actions can make big differences.”
For children who enjoy a good read while they’re snuggled up in bed, or lounging on the couch, this storybook is more than just a one-time adventure. It is children’s first step in becoming more mindful of food waste, and a story that encourages them to ask the right questions about our world from a young age!
To read ‘Lyn’s Food Adventure’ online, visit the website