Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

Food in schools and early years settings: resources, support and policy

Morning, Tuesday, 27th June 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



In light of wider moves to reduce childhood obesity levels, this seminar will assess next steps for delivering healthy school and early years food environments in England.


This seminar takes place with a new Ofsted-monitored voluntary healthy rating scheme for primary schools being introduced from September 2017 - as set out in the Obesity plan - which will assess how well schools promote and support pupils' knowledge of healthy eating. It also follows the commitment of £415 million funding from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy to support healthy lifestyle activities in schools from 2018.


Sessions will assess the most effective ways in which education, industry and government initiatives can promote healthy eating and increase food standards in schools and early years settings, particularly focusing on possible measures to ensure academies and free schools also demonstrate a clear commitment to compliance, reducing the availability of HFSS food products in close proximity to school settings, as well as tackling food inequalities and the potential expansion of breakfast and holiday clubs.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 



Guests of Honour

Linda Cregan

Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Food Trust and Co-Chair, School Food Plan Alliance

Rachel Manners

Nutrition Advice Team leader, Diet and Obesity Team, Public Health England

Guests of Honour

Rachel Manners

Nutrition Advice Team leader, Diet and Obesity Team, Public Health England

Linda Cregan

Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Food Trust and Co-Chair, School Food Plan Alliance

Chairs

Lord Storey

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson, Education

Sharon Hodgson MP

Shadow Minister, Public Health and Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on School Food

Speakers

Elizabeth Carruthers

Executive Head of Centre, Redcliffe Nursery School, Bristol

Carol Mooney

Head of Pupil Wellbeing Branch, Department of Education and Skills, Welsh Government

Senior speaker confirmed from Welsh Local Government Association

Stephanie Wood

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, School Food Matters

Amena Warner

Head of Clinical Services, Allergy UK

Sara Jayne Stanes

Chief Executive, The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and Chief Executive, Adopt a School Trust

Jason O'Rourke

Headteacher, Washingborough Academy, Lincolnshire

John Figgins

County Catering Service Manager, West Sussex County Council

Carmel McConnell

Chief Executive and Founder, Magic Breakfast

Emma Williams

Executive Director, PTA UK