The second Food – a fact of life National food and nutrition conference for primary and secondary teachers will take place on 1 February 2020. The conference will provide insight into the national food and nutrition issues that impact the lives and education of children and young people. There will be presentations from experts in the fields of nutrition, education, food and farming, food production and processing and classroom management.
There will be an opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and update knowledge to enhance teaching and learning of food and nutrition education for children and young people. There will be sessions dedicated to teaching pupils in the primary and secondary phases.
Representatives of the Awarding Organisations for 14-18 qualifications and CLEAPSS will also be attending on the day to answer any questions teachers may have.
Feedback from teachers who attended the first FFL National food and nutrition education conference in February 2019 included:
- All totally brilliant and very user friendly (primary teacher).
- As always thank you for some great information from interesting speakers (primary teacher).
- A fantastic day of events, really informative and exciting. I was literally engaged for every talk from start to finish! (trainee secondary teacher).
- Always enjoy this training. The content is most useful, speakers knowledgeable and well prepared and an excellent opportunity to network (secondary teacher).
This half day conference is being offered to teachers at a greatly subsidised rate of £20 (including VAT ) per person. Cost includes refreshments and a light lunch.
There are a limited number of free tickets available for trainee teachers - contact Frances for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Key note sessions (primary and secondary)
- Diet and health – can you trust the headlines? Sara Stanner, Science Director, British Nutrition Foundation
- Cooking in schools - why? Roy Ballam, Managing Director and Head of Education, British Nutrition Foundation
- Your food, technology and the environment Susannah Bolton, Knowledge Exchange Director, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
- An interactive practical session focusing on the production, processing, nutrition and practical use of cereals (wheat) and dairy (milk and cheese). This session will be led by Claire Theobald, Education Services Manager, British Nutrition Foundation with support from Alex White (BNF), Duncan Monroe (flour miller) and Abi Reader (dairy farmer).
- Boosting pupil performance Jacqui Keepin
- Sports and nutrition - what is the connection? Alex White, Assistant Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation
- Your daily bread - turning wheat into flour and much more! Duncan Monroe, former Managing Director, Carr's Flour Mills
- Dairy - from farm to table Abi Reader, Goldsland Farm, Glamorganshire
- Resources and training to support teaching and learning Frances Meek, Senior Education Officer, British Nutrition Foundation
- Enhance your own professional development.
- Network with like-minded professionals.
- Update knowledge to enhance teaching and learning.
- Engage with experts in food and nutrition, education, food and farming, and food production and processing.
- Receive a certificate of attendance – useful evidence for performance management.
- The conference supports the Food teaching in primary and secondary schools: a framework of knowledge and skills
– backed by government.
- Refreshments and lunch provided!
Trainee, new, non-specialist and experienced primary and secondary teachers.
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