The Harmony Project recently held an online event on the Future of Food Education, during which a panel of experts explored some of the opportunities and challenges of delivering food education in schools, as well as how to re-connect young people to the story of their food and its provenance and some of the challenges from a policy perspective.
The panel included Kim Smith, Trustee and Co-Chair of TastEd; Rob Percival, Head of Food Policy at the Soil Association who leads advocacy in support of the Food for Life programme; Bea Harrison, Volunteer at Teach the Future; and Lubna Khan, Headteacher of Berrymede Junior School.
During the event, the panel were asked a variety of thought-provoking questions, including, ‘How have children responded to food education?’ and ‘What can parents to do influence school food education?’ Following the event, Kim, Rob, Lubna and Bea took the time to answer these questions in detail. You can read their responses here.
You can also watch the full event here.
The Harmony Project is continuing to work with Square Food Foundation on developing and piloting food-focused projects of learning in schools.
Stay tuned for updates on our work in this area…