Talking about the next generation: Nutrition in school age children

Talking about the next generation: Nutrition in school age children

When: 27 April 2017

Talking about the next generation: Nutrition in school age children

This BNF 50th anniversary event will focus on nutrition and school age children. The programme brings together research, policy and practice and includes international as well as UK-based examples.

  • The current health and nutrition issues for children and teenagers
  • The evidence around behaviour, attainment and nutrition
  • Presentation of initiatives that are actively addressing concerns
  • Networking opportunities.  

The Programme

  • What does nutrition look like in schools today – is the whole school approach a reality? Prof Ashely Adamson, University of Newcastle
  • Nutrition, deprivation and education – the role of breakfast initiatives in primary school children Dr Graham Moore, Cardiff University
  • Impact of obesity and physical activity on academic attainment – findings from the ALSPAC study in secondary school pupils Prof John J Reilly, University of Strathclyde
  • How can we communicate nutrition to the adolescent population? Prof Jeanne Goldberg , Tufts University, US
  • Balanced Nutrition Education Project – research findings from the national programme in Turkey Sabri Ülker Food Research Foundation
  • Results from the Eat Like A Champ (ELAC) initiative and an outline of the Early Years Nutrition Partnership (EYN Partnership) Danone
  • Growing and cooking in schools Jamie Oliver Food Foundation
  • School food in action – tackling food waste and child hunger Nathan Atkinson, Headteacher, Richmond Hill Primary School, Leeds


  • Registration open: 9am
  • Conference starts: 10am
  • Conference ends: 3:30pm  

The day inlcudes all refreshments and lunch. 

Ticket Information:

Ticket Type
Early Bird (booking before 1 April 2017)£125.00100
Discounted rate (for students)£50.0038
Standard rate (booking after 31 March 2017)£150.0050
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