What does future, modern food education look like? Have your say.

What does future, modern food education look like? Have your say.

Join experts in the field of food and nutrition education to debate what makes a future, modern food education that is relevant to young people and society - have your say.


The British Nutrition Foundation is holding a half-day consensus-building event with experts in the field of food and nutrition education to debate the concepts of a future, modern food education that is relevant to young people and society. The event will also launch new research from teachers and pupils on their perspectives of change required. 

The National Food Strategy Part 2 has elevated the debate around food and nutrition education and has made recommendations that aim to raise the status of food education in schools, support the provision of ingredients to ensure inclusivity and encourage new teachers into the profession. The aim of this event is to focus on what will make a modern food education in schools across the UK, including pedagogy, content and pupil experience.

The context of our society, especially cultural and inclusivity aspects, will set the scene for this event. There will be a series of scene setting presentations, followed by a debate, with interactive polling on the issues raised. The outcome will be outline principles of what constitutes modern food teaching across the UK. 

The event is FREE to attend – join us and help influence change. The event is supported by the All Saints Educational Trust (ASET).

What will be covered?

The programme is:

  • 09.00 Welcome, Chair, Louise Davies, Founder Food Teachers Centre and Trustee All Saints Educational Trust
  • 09.10 Setting the scene and context: Why might change be needed? Roy Ballam, Managing Director, British Nutrition Foundation
  • 09.30 Teenagers: health status and nutrition knowledge, Ewen Trafford, Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation
  • 10.00 Young people as global citizens through food and nutrition, Professor Suzanne Piscopo, Associate Professor, University of Malta
  • 10.25 Future fare – making recipes and dishes that reflect the needs and experiences of society, David Mulcahy, Culinary Director, Sodexo UK and Ireland
  • 10.40 Food education in the 21st century - diversity and experiences, Kate Morris, Former teacher, children's cookery author and TV consultant
  • 10.55 50 years - what's changed? Jenny Ridgwell, author
  • 11.15 Break
  • 11.30 What change is needed? Launch of new research findings from pupils and teachers throughout the UK, Frances Meek, Senior Education Officer, British Nutrition Foundation
  • 12.00 Teacher case study 1, Andrew Hartshorn, Finham Park Multi-Academy Trust
  • 12.20 Teacher case study 2, Charlotte Caruana, The Coopers’ Company and Coborn School
  • 12.40 Discussion
  • 13.00 Concluding comments, Louise Davies and Roy Ballam

Throughout the morning there will be as series of interactive polling questions, as well as opportunities to state your views and ask questions. 

  • Achieving teaching that is reflective of young people in terms of their culture, diversity, inclusivity.
  • Reflecting on what young people say/teachers say.
  • Arrive at a set of principles for the future – modern food education.


  • The British Nutrition Foundation reserves the right to amend the programme at any time.

Why attend?

  • Engage in a consensus-building event with your peers, focusing on the future of food education in schools across the UK.
  • Listen to key speakers present on issues that provide an impetus for change.
  • Opportunities to influence the future direction of food and nutrition education.
  • 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 and participation.
  • A certificate of attendance will be provided – useful as evidence for your professional development and performance management.


  • Trainee and practising secondary food and nutrition teachers across the UK.

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