According to the latest updates from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey many children fall short of dietary recommendations. Less than one in ten 11-18 year olds meet the 5-a-day recommendation and children’s sugar intake remains at more than double the recommendation. This session will provide an overview of the School Food Standards and discuss the importance of maintaining school food standards across the whole school day. Speakers will also examine the challenges in educating and encouraging children to make healthy food choices and how programmes beyond school lunch can help install a positive food culture in school settings.

Chair:  Tim Blowers, Head of County Catering Service, Derbyshire County Council and Chair, Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA)

12.15 – 12.35

School Food Standards: not just for lunch

Dr Pamela Graham, Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow, Associate Director of Healthy Living, Northumbria University

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12.35 – 12.55

Empowering the next generation to really feed the world

Nathan Atkinson, Director and National Leader, Fuel for School

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12.55 – 13.15

Enriching food and nutritional education for school children

Michael McDermott, Corporate Sustainability Manager, Warburtons

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13.15 – 13.35

Eat Like A Champ: inspiring healthier habits

Ann Evans, Head of Social Innovation and Sustainability, Danone UK & Ireland

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13.35 – 13.45 Question and answer session


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