Food Policy and Education – a joined up approach to Malnutrition and Food Poverty

News headlines today highlight the extent of malnutrition in the UK and the comprehensive Fabian Commission Report “Hungry For Change ” details the extent of the problem and the need to create a food system that works better for people on low incomes. It calls for the government to put in place a strategy to… Continue reading Food Policy and Education – a joined up approach to Malnutrition and Food Poverty

Malnutrition in schools – a problem far too great to ignore!

As I flicked through various Twitter feeds which highlighted that food banks in Britain are expecting a greater demand during school holidays it struck me just how worrying malnutrition is in this country. Most people think of malnutrition as bad nutrition and in its most life threatening form it is often associated with images of… Continue reading Malnutrition in schools – a problem far too great to ignore!

How skills competitions can enhance the curriculum?

In education it is important to remember that many pupils learn very effectively by doing and it is important to celebrate this as well as academic excellence. Competitions in skills based activities can be used effectively to drive up standards and encourage excellence. Competitions can also use formative and summative assessment when pupils are made… Continue reading How skills competitions can enhance the curriculum?

Food Education should be a government priority

We live in a society that is plagued by ill health both physical and mental. Food teachers can make a tremendous impact on the way pupils prepare and eat food to maintain good health. Food teachers, in a way are health promoters who can play a proactive role in educating nutritionists,┬ádietitians, teachers, doctors of the… Continue reading Food Education should be a government priority