Little foodies enjoy school holiday fun at Fed Square

Brendan Rees

Little master chefs have enjoyed a jam-packed program of school holiday fun at Federation Square, after it hosted two days of the Little Food Festival.

Now in its second year running, the April 19-20 event included free activities, workshops, and performances in Australia’s only food festival created especially for kids.

The festival turns big ideas about food, the food system, health and protecting the environment into digestible, bite-sized activities for kids.

Fed Square was split into six activity zones with fun things to do in each zone themed around an element of the food system: from growing food, to moving it, buying it, cooking it, eating, and disposing or reusing it sustainably.

There was also food-themed yoga, a film on the big screen, a sustainability-themed book reading in the City of Melbourne’s library for kids, plant seedling with Bunnings, and a session on how to pickle in-season foods at Monash’s University’s STEM food lab.

The festival was presented by the Sandro Demaio Foundation, Fed Square and Monash University and with Event Partner City of Melbourne.

“We feel privileged to be able to create an event that can be open to everyone, caters to our little ones and has the ability to create the next generation of super foodies,” Dr. Sandro Demaio, founder of the Little Food Festival, said.

Caption: Kids lap up the fun at the Little Food Festival. 

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