Primary and Secondary School Cooking and Nutrition Education Conference & Exhibition

Event Dates and Prices

Friday 9th October 2020

8.30am – 3.30pm

   

                    

“Bring food education to life in partnership with the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF)”

Mondale Events are delighted to be working with The Health and Wellbeing Service at Leeds City Council and the BNF to bring you this exciting and innovative event, following on from the success of the 2019 National Food and Nutrition Education Conference. The conference will include learning on the NEW Health Education (healthy eating) Curriculum, Ofsted and preparing for a deep dive in Nutrition and Cooking

The conference is aimed at ALL teachers regardless of career stage and will provide insight into the national food and nutrition issues that impact the lives and education of children and young people.

There will be presentations and workshops being delivered by Roy Ballam, Frances Meek and Claire Theobald of the British Nutrition Foundation in the fields of planning schemes of work for nutrition education, where food comes from, food safety, classroom management, careers and practical cooking.

Companies wishing to take a stand at this event should kindly contact us as soon as possible to secure their place.

 #foodeducationconf2020

Leeds United Football Club, Elland Road, Leeds LS11 0ES

Delegates are requested to register using the ‘delegate registration’ button to the left of this page and to select either primary or secondary workshops.

The cost per delegate is £125 including lunch and refreshments and additional delegate places from the same establishment are £75 per person. Please note that this event is not included in SLA offers.

A concessionary rate of £75 is also available for both those delegates from voluntary, community or charity groups and students/trainee teachers.

Delegates will be invoiced directly from Leeds City Council following registration on this site.

Workshops

The following workshops will be running and can be selected on the booking form.

Primary Workshops (11.30am, 11.50am & 1.30pm)

1A – Healthy Eating: bringing the Eatwell Guide to life – 11.30am

2A – Food Safety in the primary classroom – 11.50am

3A – Focus on cooking – a practical session – 1.30pm

Day: Friday
Time: 11:30 am
Duration: see programme

Secondary Workshops (11.30am, 11.50am & 1.30pm)

1B – Diet and health – can you trust the headlines? – 11.30am

2B – Inspiring students – Careers in Food and Nutrition – 11.50am

3B – Active learning – healthy eating, cooking and where food comes from – 1.30pm

Day: Friday
Time: 11:30 am
Duration: see programme

Event Speakers

Claire Theobald BA QTS - Education Services Manager, BNF

Claire Theobald BA QTS - Education Services Manager, BNF

Claire graduated from the University of Lancaster with a BA (Hons) QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) in 1999. She went on to teach pupils in middle and primary schools where she held a number of responsibility posts including being a member of the Senior Management team, Upper Key Stage 2 Co-ordinator and PSHE/Citizenship Co-ordinator. Claire develops educational materials to support the teaching of healthy eating, cooking and where food comes from. She also delivers practical food training with primary school teachers, and trainee teachers across the UK. Claire acts as a consultant to review and develop educational materials for independent and government organisations.
Frances Meek - Senior Education Officer and former Food Specialist Teacher, BNF

Frances Meek - Senior Education Officer and former Food Specialist Teacher, BNF

Frances graduated from the University of North London with a BA in Hotel and Catering Management and then worked in the catering industry as a catering manager for a number of years. Following this, she set up a consultancy business running health and safety and food hygiene courses. Frances then decided to retrain as a teacher and followed the Graduate Teacher Programme to gain her QTS. Frances has worked in a variety of educational establishments and in particular as Teacher in Charge of Food Technology at a girl’s grammar school in Kent. Frances joined the British Nutrition Foundation in August 2014 and is responsible for supporting the Foundation’s work with secondary schools and their students.
Helen Peirse – Leeds City College, School Liaison Team

Helen Peirse – Leeds City College, School Liaison Team

Helen works in Leeds City College’s School Liaison team and has been with the college since 2014. She has worked in widening participation for a number of years both in HE and FE across West Yorkshire and enjoys helping students to achieve their potential, offering advice and guidance so that young people are able to make an informed choice about their options and introducing them to everything that college life has to offer.
Karen Young – Course Leader, Professional Cookery and Food and Beverage Service, Leeds City College

Karen Young – Course Leader, Professional Cookery and Food and Beverage Service, Leeds City College

Karen has over 20 years industry experience working in restaurants, large hotel kitchens and boutique hotels where she honed her craft. She worked as a chef Tutor at Thomas Danby College for approximately 9 years part time then transferred over to the Printworks for a year before she left to return to the industry full time as a patisserie chef She came back to the college as a patisserie tutor in October 2016 and in September 2018 secured the job of Course Leader in professional cookery and food and beverage service.
Katharine Tate - Founder and Director, The Food Teacher™

Katharine Tate - Founder and Director, The Food Teacher™

Katharine Tate, is qualified teacher and award winning registered nutritional therapist and author. Katharine combines her unique education and nutrition expertise to offer schools, organisations and families advice, education programmes, practical workshops, and individual/family clinical consultations. She has written and published several books: Heat-Free & Healthy, the award-winning ‘No Kitchen Cookery for Primary Schools’, a series of Mini-Books and has also co-authored the award-winning Now We’re Cooking! Delivering the National Curriculum through Food. She has also launched the successful Young Chef of the Year Award curriculum programmes for schools, inspiring children to get cooking. (For more information visit http://youngchefoftheyear.com/ or https://www.thefoodteacher.co.uk/).
Peter Harris - Headteacher, Farsley Farfield Primary School

Peter Harris - Headteacher, Farsley Farfield Primary School

Peter Harris is a long-standing Leeds Headteacher whose school, Farsley Farfield Primary School, was acclaimed 'TES Healthy School of the Year' in 2017. Farfield has its own school farm - including pigs, chickens and bees - and an extensive cooking curriculum for all pupils in the school. Peter is passionate about food education and the embedding of positive and progressive attitudes towards the production and consumption of food in schools.
Roy Ballam BA MA - Managing Director and Head of Education, BNF

Roy Ballam BA MA - Managing Director and Head of Education, BNF

Roy has responsibility for operations and optimisation of resources at the Foundation, reporting directly to Trustees, while also continuing to lead BNF’s Education work. He also has oversight of BNF branding and IT strategy, as well as the BNF Healthy Eating Week for schools. Roy originally trained as a secondary school teacher, and has been a Principal Examiner. Roy manages the Foundation’s education programme, Food – a fact of life, and also works on a number of UK and European food and nutrition schools’ programmes and initiatives. Education work includes the production of innovative resources to support the teaching and learning of food and nutrition in schools, working with government, awarding organisations, NGOs and industry. He is also involved in providing high-quality professional development for teachers via face-to-face and online training. Roy is Chair of the International Federation of Home Economics’ Education Committee.
Siobhan Jennings - Healthy Eating Adviser & Nutritionist, Health and Wellbeing Service, Leeds City Council

Siobhan Jennings - Healthy Eating Adviser & Nutritionist, Health and Wellbeing Service, Leeds City Council

Siobhan is a Registered Public Health Nutritionist. She graduated with a 2.1 from Leeds Beckett University in 2008 and a post-graduate certificate in Nutrition and Business Management from Sheffield Hallam in 2015. Siobhan has been working in the field of Nutrition for over 12 years. Siobhan has been with the Health and Wellbeing Service as a Healthy Eating Adviser at Leeds City Council for over 10 years and advises and supports schools with food policy, provision and education. Siobhan has developed key resources including School Food Ambassadors and the Packed Lunch Guidance and Toolkit. Siobhan also leads on a CPD programme for schools and provides teacher training to improve knowledge and skills to deliver healthy eating and cooking and nutrition in the curriculum.
Stephen Ross – Leeds City College, School Liaison Team

Stephen Ross – Leeds City College, School Liaison Team

Stephen works in the Leeds City College’s School Liaison team and has been working at the College for the past 4 years. He’s passionate about helping students enjoy their education and has supported societies at both Leeds Beckett Students’ Union and Leeds City College Students’ Union. Stephen has also delivered Let’s Get Cooking enrichment sessions at the College, teaching the students the basics of cooking and how to cook healthy food on the cheap.
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Event Exhibitors

Leeds City College
Leeds for Learning/Health and Wellbeing Service
NFU Education
The Food Teacher
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