The future of food education

What will food education look like in 10 years time? What topics should be taught? Get involved and have your say.

The British Nutrition Foundation is undertaking a new piece of work to explore what a future, modern food education, that is relevant to young people and society, might look like and contain. The National Food Strategy (the plan) has elevated the debate around food and nutrition education and has made recommendations that aim to raise the status of food education in schools, support the provision of ingredients to ensure inclusivity and encourage new teachers into the profession.

The aim of this work is to focus on what will make a modern food education in schools across the UK, including pedagogy, content and pupil experience. This work is being supported by the All Saints Educational Trust (ASET).

The project has the following elements:

(1) A teacher and pupil survey, exploring current and future practice. The pupils survey, for those aged 13-18 years, is still open. Why not get involved today? The survey should take round 5-10 mins to complete.

(2) A half-day consensus-building event, on 2 October 2021, with experts in the field of food and nutrition education to debate the concepts of a future, modern food education that is relevant to young people and society. You can find the recordings and presentations of the event below.

(3) The development of new recipes that are more inclusive of our diverse culture and society. This will be based on the work above. 

(4) The provision of teacher training, based on the outcomes of the work above.  

Future of food event (videos) - 2 October 2021

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Setting the scene: Why might change be needed?

Future of food education event held on the 2 October 2021, presented by Roy Ballam, BNF

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Teenagers: health status and nutrition knowledge

Future of food education event held on the 2 October 2021, presented by Ewen Trafford, BNF

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Young people as global citizens through food and nutrition

Future of food education event, 2/10/21, presented by Prof Suzanne Piscopo, University of Malta

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Future fayre

Future of food education event, 2/10/21, presented by David Mulcahy, Sodexo

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Diversity and experiences

Future of food education event, 2/10/21, presented by Kate Morris, author and TV consultant.

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50 years - what's changed?

Future of food education event, 2/10/21, presented by Jenny Ridgwell, author.

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What change is needed?

Future of food education event, 2/10/21, presented by Frances Meek, BNF.

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The future of food education (1)

Future of food education event, 2/10/21, presented by Andrew Hartshorn, Finham Park.

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The future of food education (2)

Future of food education event, 2/10/21, presented by Charlotte Caruana, CCCS.

Future of food event (presentations) - 2 October 2021

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Setting the scene: Why might change be needed? PPT

The presentation from the Future of food education event. Roy Ballam, BNF

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Teenagers: health status and nutrition knowledge PPT

The presentation from the Future of food education event. Ewen Trafford, BNF

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Young people as global citizens through food and nutrition PPT

The presentation from the Future of food education event. Suzanne Piscopo, University of Malta

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Future fayre PPT

The presentation from the Future of food education event. David Mulcahy, Sodexo

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Diversity and experiences PDF

The presentation from the Future of food education event. Kate Morris, author and TV consultant

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50 years - what's changed? PPT

The presentation from the Future of food education event. Jenny Ridgwell, author

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What change is needed? PPT

The presentation from the Future of food education event. Frances Meek, BNF

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The future of food education (1) PDF

The presentation from the Future of food education event. Andrew Hartshorn, Finham Park M A T

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The future of food education (2) PPT

The presentation from the Future of food education event. Charlotte Caruana, The Coopers Company &CS

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