Food and Nutrition Education in Scotland Conference

The first Food – a fact of life Food and nutrition education in Scotland conference – 16 November 2019, Glasgow.

The first Food – a fact of life Food and nutrition education in Scotland conference for primary and secondary teachers.

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The first Food – a fact of life Food and nutrition education in Scotland conference for primary and secondary teachers will take place on 16 November 2019. The conference is aimed at trainee, new, non-specialist and experienced teachers and will provide insight into the food and nutrition issues that impact the lives and education of children and young people in Scotland. There will be presentations from experts in the fields of  education, cooking, food and farming, nutrition and classroom management.

There will be an opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and update knowledge to enhance teaching and learning of food and nutrition education for children and young people. There will be sessions dedicated to teaching pupils in the primary and secondary phases.

This half day conference is being offered to teachers at a greatly subsidised rate of £20 (including VAT ) per person. Cost includes refreshments and a light lunch.

Limited early bird discounted tickets are available – use the code primary50 or secondary50 when booking to receive this discount.

There are also a limited number of free places for trainee primary and secondary teachers.  Please contact Frances for more details: f.meek@nutrition.org.uk

What will be covered?
The programme

Key note sessions (primary and secondary)

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education – whole school approach to health and wellbeing – Ann Floyd, HM Inspector of Education, Education Scotland (TBC)
Cooking for life – Gary MacLean, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Hospitality and Leisure,City of Glasgow College and Scotland’s National Chef
Food security, provenance and quality in the UK – David Swales, Head of Strategic Insight, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

Primary sessions

Food Standards Scotland – Tanya Olmeda-hodge, Marketing Manager Education, Food Standards Scotland
Education Scotland update – Jeanette Smart, Development Officer, Education Scotland
Healthy Eating: bringing the Eatwell Guide to life – Alex White, Assistant Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation
Food safety in the primary classroom – Frances Meek, Senior Education Officer, British Nutrition Foundation
Focus on cooking – a practical session including resources and training for primary teachers – Claire Theobald, Education Services Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

Secondary sessions

Springboard – support for teachers and pupils in Scotland – Amanda McDade, Careers & Education Manager, Springboard
Education Scotland update – Frances Duffy
Scottish Qualifications Authority update – Graeme Findlay, Qualifications Manager, Scottish Qualifications Authority
Teaching Home Economics – the highs, the challenges and the future – Emma Creaney, Home Economics Teacher, Carluke High School
Get portion wise! – Roy Ballam, Roy Ballam, Managing Director and Head of Education, British Nutrition Foundation
Resources and training from Food – a fact of life – Frances Meek, Senior Education Officer, British Nutrition Foundation

Why attend?

Enhance your own professional development.
Network with like-minded professionals.
Update knowledge to enhance teaching and learning.
Engage with experts in food and nutrition, education, food and farming.
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