This year sees the 30th anniversary of the Food – a fact of life education programme for schools. There have been many changes over the past three decades, from technology and pedagogy, through to nutrition science and sustainability. However, the importance of educating our young people to make informed choices and have the knowledge and skills to lead healthy lives remains. In fact, it is more important today than ever, as highlighted in the recent National Food Strategy Part 2 recommendations.
Join Food – a fact of life to celebrate the great food and nutrition teaching across the UK, as well as look at future issues and solutions. Together, we can ensure that food and nutrition continues to be the high-quality and well-thought of subject that future generations deserve it to be!
Feedback from teachers who attended FFL’s virtual 20/21 conferences includes:
- Excellent presentations and a nice boost to my teacher practice at the moment.
- Really useful and up to date information, which we can use in classroom discussions to educate our pupils.
- Fantastic support for teachers and great information as always, thank you and ready for the next conference.
- As a lone teacher of food, this morning has been most informative and thought provoking; now to revamp Schemes of Work!
- Brilliant CPD, always worth attending.
- Clear, interesting, relevant and informative presentations.
The event is FREE to attend – the cost of this event is fully subsidised by FFL. As the events are virtual, please bring your own refreshments!
There will be seven key inter-related presentations on the day, with a Q&A session:
- Keynote speaker: Henry Dimbleby, Independent Lead, National Food Strategy
- Food – a fact of life: 30 years and still having an impact Roy Ballam, British Nutrition Foundation
- What’s happening in food education around the world? Louise Davies, Food Teachers Centre
- How to teach where food comes from - get gardening! Lindsay Hamilton, Keele University, and Emma Surman, Birmingham University, plus Haydn Bettles, Armitage CofE primary school
- Healthier and more sustainable diets Dr Simon Steenson, British Nutrition Foundation
- Tasty careers Louise Cairns, National Skills Academy for Food and Drink
- Engaging young people to cook Ben Ebbrell, SORTEDfood
- What makes quality food education? Frances Meek, British Nutrition Foundation plus case studies from practising teachers
- We have published the date and theme of the conference in advance to help with diaries and booking – it is first come, first served.
- FFL reserves the right to amend the programme at any time.
- Engage in a national conference with your peers, focusing on current and future issues with food and nutrition education in schools.
- Listen to key speakers present on issues that affect what you do – supporting your professional development and critical thinking, as well as providing a basis for change back at school.
- Opportunities to ask questions and virtually ‘network’.
- Take part in insightful polls around key topics and areas of interest – seeing the results live.
- It is 100% subsidised – your commitment is your time.
- Access the slides and videos of presentations just after the event – at least a month before they become publicly available.
- Signposts to free editable resources for use in the classroom.
- A certificate of attendance will be provided – useful as evidence for your professional development and performance management.
- The training event supports the Food teaching in primary and secondary schools: a framework of knowledge and skills– backed by government.
- Trainee and practising primary and secondary teachers across the UK.
- Trainee, new, less experienced and non-specialist secondary food teachers across the UK.
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