Next steps for school food and children's nutrition

Next steps for school food and children's nutrition

Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James's Street, London SW1A 1LR

This event is CPD certified


Guests of Honour: Myles Bremner, Director, School Food Plan and Carrieanne Marie Bishop, National Chair, Lead Association for Catering in Education


This seminar is supported by Chartwells. 


Delegates at this conference will assess progress and next steps to improve school food and children's nutrition, and early lessons from the School Food Plan, and the mandatory school food standards which came into force in January 2015.

Attendees will also discuss the progress of the Plan in delivering its aims of universal free meals for infants, increasing logistical support for head teachers, the opening of breakfast clubs and putting cookery back on the curriculum, as well as how practical and funding issues are being tackled - and challenges for further implementation.

Further sessions will assess the impact of the Government's proposed new food standards which detail changes to the way that school meals are planned and delivered, with the aim of ensuring greater flexibility within individual schools. Delegates will also have the opportunity to discuss childhood nutrition more broadly, looking at parental responsibility, and encouraging children to take an interest in how food is grown and produced, and in pursuing an active, healthy lifestyle.

We are delighted to announce that Myles Bremner, Director, School Food Plan; Linda Cregan, Chief Executive, Children's Food Trust; Guy Mason, Head of Corporate Affairs, Wm Morrison Supermarkets; Carrieanne Marie Bishop, National Chair, Lead Association for Catering in Education; Rosie Boycott, Chair, London Food Board; Jennifer McBratney, Lead for Food in School Policy: Public Health Agency for Northern Ireland and Judith Hanvey, Regional Food in Schools Coordinator, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.

Councillor David Simmonds, Chair, Children and Young People Board, Local Government Association and Councillor, London Borough of Hillingdon; Bill Bartlett, Corporate Affairs Director and Global Lead External Relations, McCain Foods; Olayinka Ewuola, Director, Eagle Solutions Services; Adele Godsmark, School Health Partnerships Adviser & Healthy Norfolk Schools, Norfolk Children’s Services; Fiona Hamilton-Fairley, Chief Executive Officer and Principal, The Kids' Cookery School; Amanda Donnelly, National Development Manager, Food for Life Partnership and the Soil Association; Fiona Moir, Healthy Schools Co-ordinator, Somerset County Council; Dr Michael Nelson, Director, Public Health Nutrition Research; and Sue Fletcher-White, Food Education Manager, Colham Manor Primary, Middlesex have also agreed to speak at this seminar.

Sharon Hodgson MP, Shadow Women and Equalities Minister and Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on School Food and Sir Nick Harvey MP have kindly agreed to chair this seminar.