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Food Education Conference

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St Saviour

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In Jersey, our tight employment and housing regulations, mean we are very much reliant on the children of today growing up to become active, healthy and educated adults, able to support the Islands community and economy. But with 1 in 3 children leaving primary school with a weight problem and growing obesity rates across the Island, this may not be the case. Education from an early age is key to reversing the trend, and securing the future of our Island.

With the support of the States of Jersey and Highlands College, Caring Cooks of Jersey are thrilled to be hosting Jersey’s first Food Education Conference on 1st March 2018 at the Concert Hall at Highlands College.

The conference is designed to highlight the fantastic work that is already happening through our Kitchen Garden Project and Let’s Get Cooking Programme, as well as introduce inspirational and expert speakers from the UK and Jersey who can support us to grow our passion and involvement with food and nutrition education, and create an environment, where our children begin to teach essential life skills to their future generations.

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Tim Baker, Headteacher at Charlton Manor Primary School

Tim Baker has been Head teacher of Charlton Manor Primary School for 13 years and is also a board member of the School Food Plan Alliance, National Childhood Measurement Programme and the RHS Education Committee. Tim also serves on the London Food Board where he provides expertise and support to the London Mayor, Sadiq Khan.

Tim has recently been invited to be a fellow of the National Association of Environmental Education and is often invited to write articles for newspapers and magazines such as the TES and the Guardian as well as talk at events such as The Westminster Forum and Internationally at the Dubai food conference two years running, China and Germany.

Myles Bremner, CEO Bremner Consulting

Myles has spent many years working in the food policy sector and has most recently advised the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation on their educational and campaigning work. Between 2012 and 2016, he was the national Director of the UK government’s School Food Plan, leading the implementation of the seventeen agreed actions to transform the food culture in our schools. He worked closely across government, campaigning charities and the wider food sector.

Previously, Myles was Chief Executive of Garden Organic, a leading UK educational horticultural charity for six years. He was an Executive member of the London Food Board, a Trustee for Sustain, the Alliance for Better Food and Farming and chaired a Taskforce on food growing for Defra in 2011.

Before working in the food sector, Myles had a career in the children’s sector, including as Director of Fundraising at Action for Children (then NCH) and at CLIC Sargent Cancer Care for Children.

We are working on bringing more inspirational speakers to the event, and will share details with you soon, but in the meantime make sure to reserve your ticket.

Olivier Le Blanc, Henri Le Worm

Olivier grew up in a food loving environment, with the chef Raymond Blanc as his father and his mother being Cordon Bleu trained, he was fortunate enough to learn about the importance of sourcing fresh produce as well as learning about good food ethics from an early age. Olivier then read English at Leeds university before going on to complete a film making course at New York Film Academy.

On returning to the UK he worked in the TV industry as an assistant director before deciding to create an application to connect young children with food and nature. With the help of Raymond Blanc and Simon Pegg, the app was launched in August 2013 and Henri Le Worm was born! The app reached the number one position in Apple's Education category and several awards followed. He then decided to focus his attention on raising grassroots awareness within primary schools, so he created a free interactive and fully animated website and some free lesson plans which are available on TES. Olivier regularly visits schools explaining how the teachers can use Henri as an educational tool as well as raising awareness of how to improve the food culture within schools. He has also started offering schools bespoke Henri Le Worm gardens, off the back of his award winning kid's show garden at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2015.

Olivier has also been an ambassador for the London Produce Show and has been an ambassador for the organisation Love British Food since 2014.

All ticket sales and funds raised will go directly to our Let’s Get Cooking Programme.

Lunch will be served and we hope you will leave the conference with an understanding of the importance of a food ethos in the early years and how diet related illness in children will have an impact on our community and workplace in the future. I am sure you will also leave with lots of ideas to inspire everyone to bring food education in to your every-day lives.

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