When: 27 April 2017
Where: The British Library
27 April 2017 10.00 – 15.30
British Library, 96 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2DB
This event is now sold out
As part of the celebration of its 50th year, BNF is hosting a special April conference.
Talking about the next generation: Nutrition in school age children
Good nutrition is of crucial importance for the wellbeing, growth and development of children. Helping children achieve and maintain a healthy diet will have lasting health benefit, and some research suggests there may be an impact on academic attainment.
Clearly nutrition is a key issue for healthy schools but what is the current status of nutrition in schools, and how might we do things better to further improve the nutritional health of our young generation?
This 50th anniversary event will be an exciting day combining expert presentations with a series of good practice case studies. It should be of interest to a wide audience including those working in education, public health, nutrition, media and government, and is endorsed by the Association for Nutrition.
Chair: Prof Jeanne Goldberg, Tufts University, US
What does nutrition look like in schools today – is the whole school approach a reality?
Prof Ashley Adamson, Professor of Public Health Nutrition, University of Newcastle
Nutrition, deprivation and education – the role of breakfast initiatives in primary school children
Dr Graham Moore, Deputy Director of the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer) and Senior Lecturer, Social Science and Health, Cardiff University
Impact of obesity and physical activity on academic attainment – findings from the ALSPAC study in secondary school pupils
Prof John J Reilly, Professor of Physical Activity and Public Health Science, University of Strathclyde
Why teenagers won’t eat their vegetables: the challenge of persuading adolescents to adopt healthier diets
Prof Jeanne Goldberg, Professor of Nutrition and Founding Director of the Graduate Program in Nutrition Communication, Tufts University, US
Good Practice Case Studies
Chair: Sharon Hodgson MP, Shadow Minister, Public Health
The role of BNF in nutrition education
Roy Ballam, Managing Director and Head of Education, British Nutrition Foundation
Nutrition education in schools in Turkey – The Balanced Nutrition Education Programme
Prof Julian Stowell, Science Committee Member, Sabri Ülker Food Research Foundation
Nutrition initiatives for primary school children - Results from Eat Like A Champ (ELAC)
Ann Evans, Head of Social Innovation and Sustainability, Danone
Food Education Learning Landscape (FELL): A cross-sector review of the current delivery of food education in England
Myles Bremner, Director of Education, Jamie Oliver Food Foundation
Hunger, removing a barrier to learning
Nathan Atkinson, Headteacher, Richmond Hill Primary School, Leeds
Can simple nudges be effective in promoting better food choices in the school canteen?
Dr Hannah Ensaff, Lecturer in Nutrition, School of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Leeds
Who should attend?
Anyone who works in or has an interest in nutrition in schools including
Headteachers, Governors and Teachers; Healthcare Professionals including Dietitians; Nutritionists; Healthy Schools Managers and Consultants; Directors of Public Health and Public Health Consultants; Children and Young People Services; Charities and NGOs; Government and Policy makers; Food Manufacturers and Retailers; Students.
Registration open: 9am
Conference starts: 10am
Conference ends: 3:30pm
The day includes all refreshments and lunch, and an excellent opportunity to network with a range of stakeholders.
For more details please contact
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