|   Sign up

Latest News

Latest news from the Garden to Table Trust.

See us on What Now!


Tuesday, April 26, 2016   |   Linda Taylor

Room 22 from Papatoetoe West School invited Ronnie, from the popular children's TV show What Now, along to share their Garden to Table session recently.  Linda, Garden to Table's Executive Officer and Joanne, the Auckland Area Coordinator, had a quick chat with Ronnie to tell him all about Garden to Table, and why we love helping children grow, harvest, prepare and share. 

You can watch the clip here, and feel free to share! 

Read more…

Come and join the Team!


Friday, February 19, 2016   |   Linda Taylor

Area Coordinator Role, Christchurch

We're looking for a new Area Coordinator in Christchurch, to support our Garden to Table schools in the Canterbury region and be the local face of Garden to Table!  This is a 15 hour per week position and an opportunity to really make a difference in the way our children think about food.

You will be the key contact person for our Canterbury Garden to Table Schools and will support them with all aspects of programme implementation, including encouragement and trouble-shooting, arranging Garden to Table training, and fundraising, to name just a few!

Read more…

Garden-loving MBA joins Garden to Table


Wednesday, November 18, 2015   |   Joanne Harland

She’s got an MBA, has studied at Harvard and loves nothing better than getting her hands dirty in the garden. And those are just a few of the many relevant qualifications Linda Taylor is bringing to her new role as executive officer at the Garden to Table Trust.

The trust aims to build skills for life through a highly practical hands-on food education programme in primary schools. It not only teaches gardening and cooking skills but also builds awareness of individual and collective responsibility for the environment, healthy eating and community connectedness.

Read more…

Root of obesity problem not addressed


Tuesday, October 20, 2015   |   Linda Taylor

Garden to Table Founding Trustee, Catherine Bell says the government's latest announcement in the fight against child obesity needs to tackle the root of the problem and provide a solution to the issue.

"It is unlikely that the proposed plans will have any impact on obesity rates and similar initiatives appear to have had limited success in the past.

Read more…

Recruiting for Executive Officer


Wednesday, September 23, 2015   |   Linda Taylor

Executive Officer

Garden to Table Trust

Location: National role. The Executive Officer will be based in Auckland (currently in Newmarket) with a requirement to regularly visit stakeholders (including schools, employees, funders, partners) located around New Zealand.

Read more…

{
  "moduleName": "overallblog",
  "title": "Latest News",
  "pageTitle": "Latest News | Garden to Table",
  "description": "Latest news from the Garden to Table Trust.",
  "itemurl_withhost": "http://www.gardentotable.org.nz/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogName=latest-news&PageID=3",
  "pagination": {
    "currentPage": 3,
    "itemsPerPage": 5,
    "numberOfPages": 11,
    "totalItemsCount": 53,
    "previousPageUrl": "/latest-news/page/2/",
    "nextPageUrl": "/latest-news/page/4/"
  },
  "globals": {
    "get": {
      "BlogName": "latest-news",
      "PageID": "3"
    },
    "cookie": {
      "visitorDeviceClass": "desktop",
      "ASP.NET_SessionId": "q0yij1kgfpdiwypxzn1xj105",
      "ANONID_FS132095": "16.12.2017 03:20:21.331",
      "ANONID132095": "552e83d0-b3c9-4757-ac54-779ba91760be",
      "VISID132095": "21427838-52ca-4014-93a4-96463579bc77#www.gardentotable.org.nz#16.12.2017 03:20:21.331"
    },
    "site": {
      "id": 132095,
      "name": "Garden To Table Trust",
      "host": "www.gardentotable.org.nz",
      "countryCode": "NZ",
      "language": "EN",
      "dateNow": "2017-12-16T16:20:21.3467828"
    },
    "visitor": {
      "deviceClass": "desktop",
      "ip": "107.20.120.65",
      "country": "US",
      "city": "Ashburn",
      "userAgent": "CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/)",
      "referrer": "/"
    },
    "cart": {
      "cartUrl": "/OrderRetrievev2.aspx?CatalogueID=0"
    },
    "user": {
      "entityId": 0,
      "firstname": "",
      "middleName": "",
      "lastname": "",
      "fullname": "",
      "username": "",
      "email": "",
      "email2": "",
      "email3": "",
      "customerType": {},
      "leadSourceType": {},
      "industryType": {},
      "ratingType": {},
      "isWholesaler": false,
      "isLoggedIn": false
    }
  },
  "contentholder_1": {
    "moduleName": "contentholder",
    "moduleDescriptor": {
      "templatePath": "/_System/ContentHolders/Favicon.html",
      "parameters": "78441",
      "apiEndpoint": "/api/v3/contentholder",
      "objectType": 19,
      "objectId": 78441,
      "adminUrl": "/Admin/ContentHolders_Detail.aspx?ContentHolderID=78441"
    },
    "editableFieldTypes": {
      "id": "Id",
      "content": "Html"
    },
    "id": 78441,
    "name": "Favicon",
    "content": "\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n"
  },
  "contentholder_2": {
    "moduleName": "contentholder",
    "moduleDescriptor": {
      "templatePath": "/_System/ContentHolders/Header Login.html",
      "parameters": "91084",
      "apiEndpoint": "/api/v3/contentholder",
      "objectType": 19,
      "objectId": 91084,
      "adminUrl": "/Admin/ContentHolders_Detail.aspx?ContentHolderID=91084"
    },
    "editableFieldTypes": {
      "id": "Id",
      "content": "Html"
    },
    "id": 91084,
    "name": "Header Login",
    "content": "
\r\n\t
\r\n\r\n\t\t{ % if globals.user.isLoggedIn == 'true' -%}\r\n\t\t\tLog out\r\n\t\t{ % endif -%}\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t{ % if globals.user.isLoggedIn == 'false' -%}\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t{ % endif -%}\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t  |  \r\n\t\tSign up\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t
\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t
\r\n\t\t\t\t
\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t
\r\n\t\t\t\t
\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t
\r\n\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t
\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\r\n\t\t
\r\n\t
\r\n
", "oid_3": { "moduleName": "oid", "moduleDescriptor": { "templatePath": null, "parameters": "", "apiEndpoint": "/api/v3/oid", "objectType": -1, "objectId": -1, "adminUrl": "" }, "oid": "3572" }, "otype_4": { "moduleName": "otype", "moduleDescriptor": { "templatePath": null, "parameters": "", "apiEndpoint": "/api/v3/otype", "objectType": -1, "objectId": -1, "adminUrl": "" }, "otype": "55" }, "url_5": { "moduleName": "url", "moduleDescriptor": { "templatePath": null, "parameters": "redirect", "apiEndpoint": "/api/v3/url", "objectType": -1, "objectId": -1, "adminUrl": "" } }, "siteUrl_6": { "moduleName": "siteurl", "moduleDescriptor": { "templatePath": null, "parameters": "true,true", "apiEndpoint": "/api/v3/siteUrl", "objectType": -1, "objectId": -1, "adminUrl": "" }, "siteUrl": "http%3a%2f%2fwww.gardentotable.org.nz" } }, "menu_7": { "moduleName": "menu", "moduleDescriptor": { "templatePath": null, "parameters": "1361447", "apiEndpoint": "/api/v3/menu", "objectType": 21, "objectId": 1361447, "adminUrl": "/Admin/Menus_Detail.aspx?MenuID=1361447" }, "items": [ { "id": 953291, "parentId": -1, "label": "Home", "tooltip": "", "url": "/", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 953292, "parentId": -1, "label": "The Programme", "tooltip": "", "url": "/the-programme", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "", "items": [ { "id": 953966, "parentId": 953292, "label": "How It Operates", "tooltip": "", "url": "/the-programme/how-it-operates", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 955551, "parentId": 953292, "label": "What Are The Results?", "tooltip": "", "url": "/the-programme/what-are-the-results", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 955552, "parentId": 953292, "label": "Where Are Our Schools?", "tooltip": "", "url": "/the-programme/where-are-our-schools", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 953967, "parentId": 953292, "label": "Next Steps", "tooltip": "", "url": "/the-programme/next-steps", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 982791, "parentId": 953292, "label": "Evaluation", "tooltip": "", "url": "/the-programme/evaluation", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" } ] }, { "id": 953293, "parentId": -1, "label": "Resources", "tooltip": "", "url": "/resources", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "", "items": [ { "id": 967963, "parentId": 953293, "label": "General", "tooltip": "", "url": "/resources/general", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 982867, "parentId": 953293, "label": "Empower", "tooltip": "", "url": "/resources/empower", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 967964, "parentId": 953293, "label": "Kitchen", "tooltip": "", "url": "/resources/kitchen", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 967965, "parentId": 953293, "label": "Garden", "tooltip": "", "url": "/resources/garden", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 968883, "parentId": 953293, "label": "Volunteers", "tooltip": "", "url": "/resources/volunteers", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 958727, "parentId": 953293, "label": "Curriculum", "tooltip": "", "url": "/resources/curriculum", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 958728, "parentId": 953293, "label": "Membership", "tooltip": "", "url": "/resources/membership", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" } ] }, { "id": 953294, "parentId": -1, "label": "The Trust", "tooltip": "", "url": "/the-trust", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "", "items": [ { "id": 958731, "parentId": 953294, "label": "Vision & Mission", "tooltip": "", "url": "/the-trust/vision-and-mission", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 958732, "parentId": 953294, "label": "People", "tooltip": "", "url": "/the-trust/people", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 986866, "parentId": 953294, "label": "Ambassadors", "tooltip": "", "url": "/the-trust/ambassadors", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" } ] }, { "id": 953295, "parentId": -1, "label": "What's New", "tooltip": "", "url": "/whats-new", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "", "items": [ { "id": 982982, "parentId": 953295, "label": "Competitions", "tooltip": "", "url": "/whats-new/competitions", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 958735, "parentId": 953295, "label": "Latest News", "tooltip": "", "url": "/latest-news", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 987051, "parentId": 953295, "label": "Blog", "tooltip": "", "url": "/blog", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 958736, "parentId": 953295, "label": "Events", "tooltip": "", "url": "/events", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 961352, "parentId": 953295, "label": "Newsletter Archive", "tooltip": "", "url": "/newsletter-archive", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" } ] }, { "id": 953296, "parentId": -1, "label": "Support Our Work", "tooltip": "", "url": "/support-our-work", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "", "items": [ { "id": 958730, "parentId": 953296, "label": "What's For Sale", "tooltip": "", "url": "/support-our-work/whats-for-sale", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 958737, "parentId": 953296, "label": "Donations & Giving", "tooltip": "", "url": "/support-our-work/donations-and-giving", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 986676, "parentId": 953296, "label": "Bequests", "tooltip": "", "url": "/support-our-work/bequests", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 958738, "parentId": 953296, "label": "Volunteering", "tooltip": "", "url": "/support-our-work/volunteering", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 958739, "parentId": 953296, "label": "Our Partners & Supporters", "tooltip": "", "url": "/support-our-work/partners-and-supporters", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" } ] }, { "id": 953297, "parentId": -1, "label": "Contact", "tooltip": "", "url": "/contact", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" } ], "menuId": 1361447 }, "tag_postlist_0_8": { "moduleName": "tag_postlist_0", "moduleDescriptor": { "templatePath": null, "parameters": "5,", "apiEndpoint": "/api/v3/tag_postlist_0", "objectType": -1, "objectId": -1, "adminUrl": "" }, "editableFieldTypes": { "id": "Id", "title": "Text", "body": "Html" }, "items": [ { "id": 680408, "type": "BlogsPosts", "date": "2016-04-26T18:30:50.963", "author": "Linda Taylor", "authorPictureUrl": "/CatalystImages/UserProfileDefault.jpg", "trackbackUrl": "http://www.gardentotable.org.nz/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=3572&PostID=680408&A=Trackback", "url": "/latest-news/see-us-on-what-now", "title": "See us on What Now!", "postFeaturedImage": "/resources/What Now.jpg", "metaTitle": "", "metaDescription": "", "body": "

Room 22 from Papatoetoe West School invited Ronnie, from the popular children's TV show What Now, along to share their Garden to Table session recently.  Linda, Garden to Table's Executive Officer and Joanne, the Auckland Area Coordinator, had a quick chat with Ronnie to tell him all about Garden to Table, and why we love helping children grow, harvest, prepare and share. 

\n

You can watch the clip here, and feel free to share! 

\n", "urlWithHost": "http://www.gardentotable.org.nz/latest-news/see-us-on-what-now", "rating": 0.0, "commentsCount": 0, "trackbacksCount": 0 }, { "id": 674862, "type": "BlogsPosts", "date": "2016-02-19T00:00:00", "author": "Linda Taylor", "authorPictureUrl": "/CatalystImages/UserProfileDefault.jpg", "trackbackUrl": "http://www.gardentotable.org.nz/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=3572&PostID=674862&A=Trackback", "url": "/latest-news/come-and-join-the-team", "title": "Come and join the Team!", "postFeaturedImage": "", "metaTitle": "Come and join the Team!", "metaDescription": "", "body": "

Area Coordinator Role, Christchurch

\n

We're looking for a new Area Coordinator in Christchurch, to support our Garden to Table schools in the Canterbury region and be the local face of Garden to Table!  This is a 15 hour per week position and an opportunity to really make a difference in the way our children think about food.

\n

You will be the key contact person for our Canterbury Garden to Table Schools and will support them with all aspects of programme implementation, including encouragement and trouble-shooting, arranging Garden to Table training, and fundraising, to name just a few!

\n

Role Requirements:

\n

You don't have to be a skilled cook or gardener, but you MUST care about good, fresh produce and supporting children as they discover a love for the kitchen and garden. You'll be an upbeat problem-solver with a positive, 'can-do' attitude, who is willing to go the extra mile. You'll be comfortable working with kids in the kitchen one minute, and talking to corporate sponsors the next.

\n

If this sounds like you, please take a moment to read the vision, mission and values of Garden to Table, and then forward your CV and cover letter to info@gardentotable.org.nz

\n

APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 11 MARCH 2016

", "urlWithHost": "http://www.gardentotable.org.nz/latest-news/come-and-join-the-team", "rating": 0.0, "commentsCount": 0, "trackbacksCount": 0 }, { "id": 668186, "type": "BlogsPosts", "date": "2015-11-18T00:00:00", "author": "Joanne Harland", "authorPictureUrl": "/CatalystImages/UserProfileDefault.jpg", "trackbackUrl": "http://www.gardentotable.org.nz/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=3572&PostID=668186&A=Trackback", "url": "/latest-news/garden-loving-mba-joins-garden-to-table", "title": "Garden-loving MBA joins Garden to Table", "postFeaturedImage": "/images/blogs/latest-news/garden-loving-mba-joins-gtt/linda-taylor.jpg", "metaTitle": "Garden-loving MBA joins Garden to Table", "metaDescription": "", "body": "

She’s got an MBA, has studied at Harvard and loves nothing better than getting her hands dirty in the garden. And those are just a few of the many relevant qualifications Linda Taylor is bringing to her new role as executive officer at the Garden to Table Trust.\n

\n

The trust aims to build skills for life through a highly practical hands-on food education programme in primary schools. It not only teaches gardening and cooking skills but also builds awareness of individual and collective responsibility for the environment, healthy eating and community connectedness.\n

\n

Ms Taylor is a seasoned company director, member of several professional business groups, Harvard student, gardener and mother.\n

\n

Previously, she was five years with Lifeline Aotearoa, most recently as head of sustainability and development and six years at Seniors Money International Ltd, culminating as Australasian marketing director based in Auckland and Melbourne.\n

\n

Garden to Table founding trustee Catherine Bell says the charity is delighted Ms Taylor has accepted the position.\n

\n

“There was a lot of interest in the role and we could not have asked for a more highly qualified applicant than Linda with her background across academia, management and governance, community development and volunteering,” Ms Bell says. \n As executive officer at Garden to Table, Ms Taylor is responsible for establishing and executing major goals and objectives for the organisation, and\n building strong relationships with the board, staff, volunteers, supporters and schools.\n

\n

An experienced company director, she currently volunteers as a board member of the Discovery Foundation Inc and is secretary of the Pinehurst School Board of Governors. She is a member of the Institute of Directors, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Australian Marketing Institute, Fundraising Institute of NZ and Change Management Institute.\n

\n

Educated at secondary school in Scotland, she graduated with a BA (Hons) from the University of Otago in 1992 before completing a postgraduate diploma in hotel management in 1996. From 2004 to 2008 Ms Taylor studied for her MBA at Henley Management College in the UK.\n

\n

This year she completed an Executive Education Programme for CEOs and senior managers of Non-profit Organisations at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.\n

\n

Ms Taylor replaces Anne Barrowclough who has left to pursue other interests.\n

\n

About the Garden to Table Trust\n

\n

The Garden to Table Trust was established in 2008 as a registered charity, to facilitate a programme, delivered in New Zealand primary schools, focussed on food education for children aged between 7 and 10.  They have the opportunity to participate in practical, hands-on, child centric classes that teach them how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal produce.\n

\n

The Trust’s curriculum integrated programme educates children about food, horticulture and their natural environment. Students work in small groups under the supervision of specialist staff, community volunteers and their teachers.\n

\n

Consequently they learn about the environment and sustainability, and enrich their curriculum subjects through hands-on, interactive learning. The programme also has many positive spin-offs for family and community life. \n

\n

The Trust, co-founded by food writer Catherine Bell, was modelled on Australia’s well documented Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Programme. Seven years on, the Garden to Table programme now supports 34 schools across the country, providing the opportunity for more than 4,000 children every week to engage in this practical programme.\n

\n

www.gardentotable.org.nz\n

", "urlWithHost": "http://www.gardentotable.org.nz/latest-news/garden-loving-mba-joins-garden-to-table", "rating": 0.0, "commentsCount": null, "trackbacksCount": 0 }, { "id": 663098, "type": "BlogsPosts", "date": "2015-10-20T00:00:00", "author": "Linda Taylor", "authorPictureUrl": "/CatalystImages/UserProfileDefault.jpg", "trackbackUrl": "http://www.gardentotable.org.nz/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=3572&PostID=663098&A=Trackback", "url": "/latest-news/root-of-obesity-problem-not-addressed", "title": "Root of obesity problem not addressed", "postFeaturedImage": "", "metaTitle": "Root of obesity problem not addressed", "metaDescription": "", "body": "

Garden to Table Founding Trustee, Catherine Bell says the government's latest announcement in the fight against child obesity needs to tackle the root of the problem and provide a solution to the issue.

\n

\"It is unlikely that the proposed plans will have any impact on obesity rates and similar initiatives appear to have had limited success in the past.

\n

\"What we would like to see is government leadership working across health and education sectors to develop visionary policy around food literacy with a particular focus on improving outcomes for all children and young people.

\n

\"It is not just about legislation, or food hand-outs - it is also about investing in the knowledge and skills of growing and cooking fresh vegetables, thereby ensuring our children are educated and empowered to make sound and informed choices in the future. We encourage the Government to acknowledge the critical importance of hands-on skills-based food education - not only for individual health, but also for the building of environmental and community resilience for the future,\" Catherine Bell says.

\n

The Garden to Table programme educates children on food choices they can make and teaches skills to act on that knowledge, in a positive, encouraging environment, providing them with options to bring change for themselves and their families. Catherine Bell says the organisation has first-hand proof that improving food education among children can not only work in the fight against child obesity but also helps families recognise the value in eating well.

", "urlWithHost": "http://www.gardentotable.org.nz/latest-news/root-of-obesity-problem-not-addressed", "rating": 0.0, "commentsCount": 0, "trackbacksCount": 0 }, { "id": 655802, "type": "BlogsPosts", "date": "2015-09-23T00:00:00", "author": "Linda Taylor", "authorPictureUrl": "/CatalystImages/UserProfileDefault.jpg", "trackbackUrl": "http://www.gardentotable.org.nz/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=3572&PostID=655802&A=Trackback", "url": "/latest-news/recruiting-for-executive-officer", "title": "Recruiting for Executive Officer", "postFeaturedImage": "", "metaTitle": "Recruiting for Part-time Executive Officer", "metaDescription": "", "body": "

Executive Officer

\n

Garden to Table Trust

\n

Location: National role. The Executive Officer will be based in Auckland (currently in Newmarket) with a requirement to regularly visit stakeholders (including schools, employees, funders, partners) located around New Zealand.

\n

Hours: 24 hours per week, building to full time

\n

Timing: Immediate start

\n

{ module_literature,i,202730}

\n

Background to the Trust

\n

The aim of the Garden to Table Trust (GTT) is to be the leading proponent of food literacy, focused on changing the way children think about and behave with food.

\n

GTT was established in 2009 to facilitate a food education programme in New Zealand primary schools teaching children how to grow, harvest, prepare and share food. It recognises a wide and growing concern that basic 'life' skills are not being taught at home, that many children are disconnected from their food supply, do not recognise common vegetables and know little or nothing about where food comes from, or how to cook it. These problems impact their health, education, social development and their environment.

\n

The Trust is currently evolving the structure and delivery of its school based food education programme, including our online resources, to enable more children and other groups' easy access to GTT developed resources, with the aim of furthering food literacy and food education.

\n

Opportunity to transition into Executive Officer role

\n

Our current Executive Officer is transitioning out of the role, after more than two years of managing GTT. The Board of Trustees is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Executive Officer to continue the vital work of GTT, champion the programme, and manage its growth.

\n

The Executive Officer role has overall operational responsibility for the management of the planning, service provision and development of the GTT Trust activities, including overseeing all operational aspects, human resources management, information management, stakeholder relations, fund-raising, service delivery coordination and ensuring the organisation meets its legal obligations. The EO also has overall management responsibility for curriculum and resource development, our online programmes and acting as spokesperson for the GTT Trust.

\n

We are seeking someone who shares the Trusts belief in the significant need for far greater levels of food literacy in New Zealand, in particular among children, and is passionate about the vital role food plays in our lives.

\n

This hands-on role requires an outstanding leader with strong commercial capability, sound 'on the ground' management skills and commercial insight who wants to make a difference.

\n

This person will be competent in the following areas:

\n
    \n
  • Planning, Policy and Positioning - able to lead and oversee strategic and operational planning across the organisation.
  • \n
  • Fundraising and Financial Management - able to lead and oversee all funding for operational activities and provide sound planning and budgets.
  • \n
  • Relationships and Networking - build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, government, media and community and business networks.
  • \n
  • Management and Administration - able to maintain the provision of high quality services to achieve the organisation's mission and strategic objectives.
  • \n
\n

Experience in the education sector, with web-based delivery models and licensing on a subscription basis, and involvement in relevant committees and networks, would be a great advantage.

\n

This is an opportunity for someone to make a real difference to the lives of New Zealand's children, their families and their wider communities.

\n

All enquiries and applications should be send to c.bell@gardentotable.org.nz and all applications should be received by 5.00pm Monday 19 October 2015.

\n

www.gardentotable.org.nz

\n

EO Role Advert - Approved by the GTT Board on 22 September 2015

", "urlWithHost": "http://www.gardentotable.org.nz/latest-news/recruiting-for-executive-officer", "rating": 0.0, "commentsCount": null, "trackbacksCount": 0 } ] } }