I am eagerly awaiting the revised eat well plate which is due out today or very soon according to some Twitter feeds. So before it arrives, I am reflecting on the current one . According the NHS, “The eatwell plate highlights the different types of food that make up our diet, and shows the proportions we should… Continue reading The eatwell plate -discussion points for food lessons.
The new GCSE in Food Preparation and Nutrition will begin this September (2016). As a food teacher and health promotion specialist, I am very pleased to see a shift within the study of food in schools from a design lead context to a much greater emphasis on the role of food in nutrition and its… Continue reading We must continue to change the preconceived image of Food as a subject in schools. It is much more than baking cakes.
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