Inculcating Food Waste Awareness in the Young

Clean Plate at School

Clean Plate at School

Old habits die hard.

That is why Food from the Heart’s Clean Plate Campaign was first started in Primary Schools in 2013, to start inculcating mindfulness of food waste in students from young. The Campaign now reaches out to children as young as 4 years old by partnering preschools PCF Sparkletots and Carpe Diem Mi. 

From July to October, each clean plate counted in participating school raises $1 , donated by Fairprice Foundation, which goes to the fund the Community Food Pack programme. This programme supports over 9,200 beneficiary families, with consistent food support that they can rely on, in 2021. This year, we’re thrilled to share that we counted 161,749 clean plates in 48 primary schools and 15 preschools! 

The Campaign also extends to the public. See how individuals can help raise funds by reducing food waste.

Main Sponsor

Food Waste Education in Schools

Why is food precious?

What is food waste landscape like in Singapore? What do we achieve by being mindful about food waste?

Most of us know that wasting food is bad, but for some, the link between the food we order today and its impact on the environment is unclear.

The key to successfully instilling mindful food consumption habits begins with giving a good ‘why’, and by providing facts and context, the Clean Plate Campaign strives to help students better understand the reason behind our campaign. This is done through talks, videos and other classroom materials.

Clean Plate Campaign in Action!

To reinforce the message of mindful eating and avoiding food waste, the Clean Plate Campaign challenges students to finish their food.

In preschools and primary schools, students are encouraged to show Clean Plate ambassadors that they have finished their food. In higher institutions, students pledge to finish their food.

Each count goes towards helping Food from the Heart raise funds to feed the needy.

Enquire how to raise funds as a school/school group to feed the needy through Clean Plate Campaign

Join the Clean Plate School Challenge!

Schools taking part in our Clean Plate Campaign can join our inter-school challenge for the most number of clean plates! From now till 31 October, the number of clean plates counted at participating schools will be recorded in the spirit of friendly competition.

Sign up to join the Clean Plate Campaign as a school for next year!

Participating Schools

  • Anderson Primary School
  • Ang Mo Kio Primary School
  • Anglo Chinese School (Primary)
  • APSN Chaoyang School
  • Beacon Primary School
  • Bukit Panjang Primary School
  • Carpe Diem Mi (Pre-school)
  • Changkat Primary School
  • CHIJ Our Lady of Good Counsel
  • CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace
  • Damai Primary School
  • East Spring Primary School
  • Eunos Primary School
  • Fern Green Primary School
  • Greendale Primary School
  • Greenwood Primary School
  • Innova Primary School
  • Jing Shan Primary School
  • Kong Hwa School
  • Lianhua Primary School
  • Maha Bodhi School
  • Mee Toh School
  • Nan Chiau Primary School
  • New Town Primary School
  • Ngee Ann Primary School
  • North Spring Primary School
  • PCF Sparkletots (Pre-school; 11 Centres)
  • Pioneer Primary School
  • Princess Elizabeth Primary School
  • Rivervale Primary School
  • Sembawang Primary School
  • Seng Kang Primary School
  • Springdale Primary School
  • St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School
  • St. Anthony’s Primary School
  • St. Joseph’s Institution Junior
  • Stamford Primary School
  • Tanjong Katong Primary School
  • Temasek Primary School
  • West Spring Primary School
  • Westwood Primary School
  • Woodgrove Primary School
  • Xinmin Primary School
  • Yuhua Primary School
  • Zhonghua Primary School

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