Nordic Food for children and youth

Goes to a person or an organization, who has developed an idea or a concept which notably has contributed to develop future generation knowledge and skills in relation to Nordic food and food culture.

Food waste-battle (Hävikki-battle), Motiva Oy


The Food waste-battle is a popular concept in Finnish schools were 9th grade students learn how to prepare food from leftover ingredients, facts about food waste and to respect food. In the Food waste-battle students in home economics elective groups got food that otherwise would have been thrown away from the store. In home economics class students turned the random ingredients classed as food waste into two-course meals learning to take liberty from recipes. At the same time the students learned about food waste and how to minimize it. In autumn 2018, 100 schools across Finland signed up to the Food waste-battle and the concept reached over 6600 9th grade students. The battle culminated in an Instagram competition where students could publish pictures of their food waste meals with #hävikkibattle2018.