Resources on Food Issues


On this page you can find resources which we use in the training workshop ‘Healthy Eating Without Costing the Earth’ & ‘FoodWise’ which can be downloaded for your own use in community settings.

LYCS Presentations

healthy-eating-presentation-wicklow Powerpoint presentation used in workshop in Carraig Dulra, October 2016

Healthy Eating Presentation limerick Powerpoint presentation used in workshop in Limerick, August 2016

Resources Collated/Designed by LYCS

Food Alternatives  This is a gallery of images representing alternative food approaches and projects from around the world.

Hungry Planet images This document contains several photos from the Hungry Planet project, depicting families from around the world and what they eat in one week.

Hungry Planet Information on images This document gives you some background information on some of the families featured in the Hungry Planet project.

Food Labels 1 Here are photos of food labels for printing and laminating

Food Labels 2 More food labels for printing and laminating

LYCS Healthy Eating Without Costing the Earth Manual This manual contains extra info and more downloadables for the workshops. Includes info on eating on a budget. Another great resource is Jack Monroe’s blog which features wholesome budget recipes.

Healthy Eating Without Costing the Earth Activities Pack  This pack outlines all of the exercises used in the workshop.

Food System images These are the images to print off to do the food system activity or to do an activity where people chose a photo and talk about why it resonates with them.


Fare Ireland A docu-series focusing on how communities in Ireland use food to bring people together.

Film clip on Kenyan beans This is the short clip watched in the workshop about import of Kenyan beans to UK supermarkets

Jamie Oliver’s Sugar Rush Here’s the Jamie Oliver documentary about sugar.

Industrial Vs Sustainable Agriculture 6.5 minute video exploring these 2 types of agriculture

Home Feature length film by photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Home presents the many wonders of planet Earth from an entirely aerial perspective. Tells the story of our 200,000 years on Earth, and how humanity has hopelessly upset Mother Nature’s delicate balance. Touches on industrial oil-fuelled agricultural methods. Home poses the prospect that unless we act quickly, we risk losing the only home we may ever have.

Food MythBusters—Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world? The biggest players in the food industry—from pesticide pushers to fertilizer makers to food processors and manufacturers—spend billions of dollars every year not selling food, but selling the idea that we need their products to feed the world. But, do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world? Can sustainably grown food deliver the quantity and quality we need—today and in the future?

The Story of Food USC Canada’s new short, animated film will get you thinking about our broken food system. It identifies what’s gone wrong, and what we can do to rebuild it.

Nafta and Maize in Mexico A clip which deals with the impact of the trade agreement Nafta on maize production in Mexico.

Food Inc Feature length documentary whose message is that most of what Americans now eat is produced by a handful of highly centralized mega-businesses,and that this situation is detrimental to health, environment, even our very humanity.

Ted Talks on Food These TED talks — from chefs, farmers, restaurant owners, cookbook writers and foodies — celebrate all things edible. And ask the important question: What’s wrong with what we eat?

Berkeley Food Institute Edible Education Lectures on Food Issues Lectures by many specialists on the global food system and alternatives.

Big Sugar About the powerful global sugar industry

The Organic Effect: What Happens When You Switch To Organic  A short film showing how a Swedish family reduce pesticide levels in their bodies by switching to organic

Lesson Plans & On-Line Resources

YPTE Lesson plans on Food Issues   Includes lessons on Food Miles, GMO, Food Packaging and Recycling and more.

Food Waste Game

Slideshow on Food Issues


Half of Nation’s Food Bill goes on Imported Products