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Childhood obesity: Free On-line Conference

Childhood obesity: How much is food education in schools’ part of the solution? (England)

This conference tackles the importance of childhood obesity, which has been raised further as an issue since lockdown. The conference will be presented through a series of inter-related presentations, focusing on key themes of obesity, curriculum, whole school, qualifications, food supply and, teaching and learning.

While the context is childhood obesity, it is also very much about the ‘here and now’, the challenges presented by Covid-19, but also the green shoots of opportunity. The sessions will be of interest to colleagues involved in food and nutrition education from primary through to secondary phases. Each event will have a regional flavour. There is one presentation on qualifications, which may not be appropriate to primary colleagues. There will be a series of inter-related presentations on the day, with a Q&A session:

• The importance of school food, and food and nutrition education, to children and young people: setting the scene Sharon Hodgson MP, Chair, APPG on School Food

• Childhood obesity in the UK: Context, Covid-19, reality and the future Alex White, Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

• Curriculum perspective: Louise Davies, Founder, The Food Teachers Centre

• Teacher perspective: Joe Mann, Head of Department, Torquay Girls’ Grammar School

• Whole school perspective: Helen Tutty, Healthy Weight Nurse, Manchester Local Care Organisation • Qualifications: Representatives from the Awarding Organisations – AQA (Louise Attwood), Eduqas (Allison Candy) and OCR (Anita Hardy)

Insight: What we buy and eat: learnings from lockdown and opportunities for the future? Kim Malley, Senior Retail Insight Manager, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

• Resources and training to support teaching and learning Frances Meek, Senior Education Officer, British Nutrition Foundation

For book your place go to: Food A Fact Of Life

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