Education is crucial to OzHarvest to help enable positive change. Our education goal is to strengthen community connections, improve life skills, and increase healthy eating and food waste awareness with a range of programs to inspire primary and secondary school kids, ‘at risk’ youth and families in need.


FEAST (Food Education and Sustainability Training) is a curriculum-aligned education program for primary and high schools, which explores the issue of food waste and its environmental impact, healthy eating and easy classroom cooking. Like any good FEAST, it’s designed to be fun, engaging and filled with good food!

FEAST offers professional learning for teachers through an on-site training day at OzHarvest, or with the online training module that is quick and easy to complete.

Find out more about the program and how it aligns with the Australian Curriculum below.



The Nourish Program is a hospitality training program for young people aged 16-25 who typically face barriers to education, work and training. The 18-week program includes life skills, job-readiness coaching and support with post-program employment, training or study opportunities.

OzHarvest partners with Registered Training Organisations to deliver a Certificate II in Cookery. The program, which is free of charge for participants, has two intakes per year and runs in Adelaide, Newcastle and Sydney.

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NEST is a six-week nutrition and health education program, teaching adults easy ways to cook and eat healthily on a budget through a series of practical and fun workshops.

Each NEST session is held at the same day and time each week for 2.5 hours. It includes fun interactive activities, practical cooking classes, and the sharing of a meal together.

The evidence-based program improves personal health, addresses food insecurity and is aligned with the Australian Dietary Guidelines. Our friendly team of nutritionists and dietitians work with everyone to set realistic goals around healthy eating, which are reviewed and revised each week, so real and lasting change can be made.