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Borough Talks - Parent trap: the challenges of children's food
Tue 13 June 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
Parent trap: the challenges of children’s food
What does a ‘healthy’ diet for children look like? Is it possible to create a balance of fun and nutrition? And how can parents address these questions without being crippled by worry and guilt? Our expert panel will discuss some of the wider social and political issues associated with children’s food and attempt to untangle the often contradictory web of information and advice that can create such confusion for parents.
Stefan Gates: Television presenter, writer and live performer. His numerous food-related TV series for adults and kids have included Gastronuts, Incredible Edibles, Cooking in the Danger Zone and Food Factory.
Carmel McConnell: Founder of Magic Breakfasts, a charity that works to prevent hunger being a barrier to education by providing schools with healthy breakfast food and expert support. Awarded an MBE in 2016.
Claire Thomson: Food writer and chef whose daily attempts to feed her three children fuelled her Five O’Clock Apron Instagram account and a subsequent book. Her latest is The National Trust Family Cookbook.
Amanda Ursell: Qualified nutritionist and visiting fellow of both Oxford Brookes University and the Royal Society of Medicine. She writes in the Sun newspaper and is the nutrition editor for the Healthy Food Guide.
Jenny Chandler: Cookery teacher, author and former UN special ambassador for the Year of Pulses. She has written several books, including Pulse, The Real Taste of Spain and Cool Kids Cook.
The event takes place in the main trading space of Three Crown Square. Come to the art deco entrance on Borough High Street.
Each debate lasts for around an hour, including plenty of time set aside at the end for questions and comments from the audience. The debate will continue on Twitter #BoroughTalks.
After the Talks, ticketholders are invited to enjoy a superb spread of food and drink from Borough Market’s traders, all included in the price of a ticket, mingle with panellists and purchase a selection of relevant books and merchandise.
Gates open at 6.45pm.
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