Kora’s 4 best non formal learning activities related to food

Country of implementation


Type of the practice

Practical exercices

Initiator of the practice

NGO: Associazione Kora

Type of education

Non-formal education

Age of participants


How many participants max can participate

From 12 to 42

Education form


Short description

Over the years Associazione Kora has implemented several non formal education projects focused on the relationship between food and environmental sustainability, which is the main area of action of the organization. As it characterizes us, we have always sought innovative and creative ways to work on such issues, constantly developing new non-formal learning methodologies. This document is meant to be a compendium in which we present the four non-formal activities most appreciated by our participants with which any youth worker or educator can work with groups of young people on such an important topic. All the activities have been tested several times, and have proved to meet the objectives that they were created for.  This document includes the following activities:
  •  Cooking on a budget: group activity thought to work on teambuilding while entering into the topic of food and sustainability.
  • Jeopardy: quiz activity thought to set a common ground of knowledge before deepening in the topic.
  • Leftovers Cooking: practical workshop thought to work on reducing the amount of food waste produced.
  • Speed tasting: group activity aimed at working on intercultural learning.
The document provides detailed explanations for each activity, which are ready to be used and implemented by any youth worker or educator!


The activities have been tested and have proved to be perfect to work with intercultural young groups. All of them are fun, engaging and playful, and at the same time they allow the youth worker to work on important aspects as teamwork, interculturality, while also providing theoretical knowledge. All of them are easily understandable and perfect to replicate with different groups.

Challenges in implementation

The activities are meant to be done by teenagers. Some of them are hard to replicate in a formal context or with group of school students.