Transforming Food System Through Education

Changes in the world begin with changes in behavior or lifestyle.

Changes in behavior start with meaningful education.

Bukik Setiawan – Yayasan Guru Belajar

We are aware that education plays an instrumental role in food system transformation. National Nutrition Day on January 25 was chosen as an opportunity to hold discussion with teachers, one of the important entities in education. The online forum entitled Transforming Food System Through Education brought together a number of elementary and high school teachers participated from 5 cities: Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Makassar and Medan.

The event also facilitated official launch of Buku Panduan Pangan Bijak Nusantara (Wise Foodways Guidebook), a learning tool dedicated for students from grade 4 to 9.

Electronic file (pdf, in Bahasa Indonesia) Buku Panduan Belajar (LKS) Pangan Bijak Nusantara

Bukik Setiawan from Yayasan Guru Belajar moderated the dynamics of discussion involving experts and personalities to talk on policy and regulation, health and nutrition, and also shared experiences from teacher. Among them were Dr. Rina Agustina, MSc, PhD at University of Indonesia, nutritionist and also Ambassador of Wise Foodways Campaign, Mrs. Anggi Rizka Pustika teacher at SD Negeri 2 Bogem, Sleman Yogyakarta shared their thoughts and opinions in the forum.

Education is another ‘road lead to Rome’ to build a long term solution for food system transformation in Indonesia that is local, healthy, fair and sustainable.

This is the first of our series articles on Transformation of Food System Through Education. We will be back with our next article around the topic.

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