Vegetables.co.nz and the Heart Foundation worked together to provide Year 7 and Year 8 teachers with resources to help them teach students the fundamental skill of being able to cook a healthy meal within their own budget, cultural and time constraints.
This initiative is the result of Massey University research that showed many Year 7 and Year 8 teachers were focusing on baking and sweet making in the classroom.
Using a 'by teachers, for teachers' approach, vegetables.co.nz and the Heart Foundation have facilitated Year 7 and 8 unit plans, Lesson plans, recipe videos and resources for teachers.
In 2017, 2018, and 2019, Vegetables.co.nz and the Heart Foundation held 14 Professional Development Seminars in regional areas. In 2020, the decision was to hold Seminars in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in May and June. Due to the nationwide Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown, these were postponed until October and November. When the Auckland regional lockdown happened later in the year, we decided that we needed to go online with the seminars.
This was uncharted water for us and we are so grateful for the support of The Hospitality Training Trust. Their grant assisted the smooth running of the three seminars, and the webinars of some of the workshops available from this page.
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The Hospitality Training Trust was set up in 2011 to advance training in the hospitality sector in New Zealand.
The Trust Deed outlines the aims and purposes of the Trust as:
- advancing training
- developing and promoting excellence, leadership, talent and knowledge
- undertaking research
for the hospitality sector.