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Courtesy & Honour – Principal:Leonie Buehler


Food Smart families love their leftovers!

Hi everyone,

Many of our Food Waste families have completed their first food waste audit and are now well on their way to making much better use of the food they buy and saving money while helping the environment! Soon they will undertake their second food waste audit to see how much food waste they have reduced in their own home.

All families that have completed their first food waste audit are invited to participate in our FREE bees wax wrap making workshops.

Bees Wax Wraps workshop

Learn how to make your own beeswax wraps and keep your food fresh and plastic free!

If you want to kick the single-use disposable habit then homemade beeswax wraps are a great alternative. You can use them in the place of cling wrap to cover food and keep it fresh, plus they’re reusable and can easily be refreshed if the wax starts to wear. They can be used for wrapping veggies, sandwiches, baked goods and leftovers helping your food last longer!

Come along to a workshop and learn how to make, use and care for beeswax wraps



Love Your Leftovers

We all know the feeling when we’re left with one portion of cooked veggies or leftover pasta and are not s

ure how to use them up. There is no reason to throw out perfectly good leftovers, just apply a bit of

creativity – leftover salsa can become tomato paste, turn cooked sausages into a salad, whizz stale bread into crumbs for schnitzel… the options are endless. If in doubt, just try it out! For more recipe ideas, download the Love Your Leftovers app.

Miss Farrell bringing in left overs for lunch.


Perfect portions

Cooking or preparing the right amount of food is one of the best ways to save money and reduce food waste. You can follow a recipe or use a serving size calculator to measure the amount of food you need. Our hands are also a ‘handy’ guide to show how much we need to cook.

  • Potatoes, rice, pasta and legumes should be the size of your clenched fist.
  • Fruit, nuts and seeds should be the size of one cupped hand.
  • Vegetables and greens should equal two cupped hands.
  • Meat and eggs should be the size and thickness of your palm.
  • Cheese, spreads and dressings should be the size of your thumb.

One Response to Food Smart families love their leftovers!

  1. V Freeman says:

    The Bees Wax Workshop was amazing!! Learning how to make something that is practical was insightful. Great idea for gifts too!

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