With support from the All Saints Educational Trust, the programme is for primary teachers, trainees and teaching assistants looking to upskill or refresh their professional expertise in food and nutrition education
29 November 2022, London - The British Nutrition Foundation, with support from the All Saints Educational Trust, has launched Teaching Primary Food and Nutrition (TPFN), a professional development programme for primary teachers, trainees and teaching assistants across the UK.
It is designed to provide teachers and support staff with the necessary knowledge and skills required for teaching high quality food and nutrition lessons, and to inspire them to champion a whole school approach towards food.
A two-year Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme, TPFN is free for primary schools educating pupils in food and nutrition across the UK.
Whether the participants are new teachers or have prior experience, TPFN aims to build and strengthen their confidence and competence in teaching food and nutrition to their pupils. It will formally support their professional learning around teaching in the classroom and support a whole school approach. While teaching food and nutrition may take-up a relatively small part of the curriculum, it does have some unique management issues and the programme offers support with teaching approaches, for example, managing and teaching practical cooking classes.
Commenting on the launch, Sara Stanner, Science Director, British Nutrition Foundation said, “At the British Nutrition Foundation, we passionately believe that food education is an essential life skill for all. Whether you are a new teacher who is just starting their teaching journey or have been working with pupils for some time now, our Teaching Primary Food and Nutrition programme has something to offer to everyone as learning and refreshing skills should never stop! We are excited to work with the All Saints Educational Trust again and hope this programme will offer support to our hard working primary teachers and TAs, wherever they are in the UK.”
Through this programme, the British Nutrition Foundation aims to train at least 2000 teachers and support their professional development.
The first 1500 teachers to register for the programme will receive a free Professional Portfolio - a place for them to gather everything needed to plan, implement and evidence their learning journey!
To learn more about Teaching Primary Food and Nutrition programme (TPFN), please visit https://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/teaching-primary-food-and-nutrition/
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About the British Nutrition Foundation
Connecting people, food and science for better nutrition and healthier lives
The British Nutrition Foundation, a registered charity, delivers impartial, authoritative and evidence-based information on food and nutrition. Its core purpose is translating evidence-based nutrition science in engaging and actionable ways, working with an extensive network of contacts across academia, health care, education, communication and the food chain. A core strength of the Foundation is its governance structure (described in the Articles of Association), which comprises a Board of Trustees, Advisory Committee, Scientific Committee, Editorial Advisory Board, Education Working Groups and a Nominations Committee, on which serve senior/experienced individuals from many walks of life. The composition is deliberately weighted towards the scientific ‘academic’ community, based in universities and research institutes, and those from education, finance, media, communications and HR backgrounds.
The British Nutrition Foundation’s funding comes from: membership subscriptions; donations and project grants from food producers and manufacturers, retailers and food service companies; contracts with government departments; conferences, publications and training; overseas projects; funding from grant providing bodies, trusts and other charities. The British Nutrition Foundation is not a lobbying organisation nor does it endorse any products or engage in food advertising campaigns. More details about the British Nutrition Foundation’s work, funding and governance can be found at: https://www.nutrition.org.uk/our-work/who-we-are/.
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