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National food plan to drive food focused learning in schools

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The Federal Government has stated that an increase in funds and resources will give food and agriculture a more pivotal role in Australian school curriculums.

Sid Sidebottom, the parliamentary secretary for agriculture has announced that $1.5 m will be injected into educational programs throughout primary and secondary schools to improve school students’ knowledge and awareness of food production and potential career opportunities in the sector.

Sidebottom told ABC Rural that the Food in the Australian Curriculum initiative will provide a host of resources needed to educate student

"Online and printed curriculum resources, professional development seminars for existing and trainee teachers, career advice materials based on local, food-related labour market opportunities, and networking of agriculture teachers currently employed in schools".  

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