Food for the Future: School Food and the Levelling Up Agenda - Conservative Party Conference 2022

Food for the Future
Tue, 04 October 2022
11:00 - 12:00

Join us at Conservative Party Conference for Food for the Future: School Food and the Levelling Up Agenda

We are holding this event in partnership with Nesta, BiteBack2030, School Food Matters and LACA, and is it hosted by think tank Onward.

The event will be held in Room 101, The Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham (outside of the secure zone - no conference pass required) on the 4th October from 11:00-12:00.

This panel event will examine health disparities among young people and the role of school food in addressing health inequality. We will discuss the role that junk food plays in children’s diets from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and the levers that exist to embed healthy eating from a young age, including extension of free school meals and efforts to improve the quality of school food. Children and young people experiencing obesity are more likely to become adults living with excess weight and more likely to be affected by obesity related diseases. Ensuring the food they are given at schools is healthy and nutritious can be an important way to improve young people’s health and outcomes.

Speakers include:

  • Michael Gove MP
  • Henry Dimbleby
  • Nick Capstick, chief executive of Whitehorse Academy Trust and Chair of School Food Review Working Group
  • Christina Adane, Bite Back 2030 campaigner

It will be chaired by Laura Sandys, Chair of Trustees at The Food Foundation.


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