PhD Researcher in Education (ESRC +3)
Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter
Start date: October 2019
Research topic: Food Education for Health and Sustainability; a unique opportunity to align food education with health and sustainability goals in primary education.
This study is driven by the growing evidence of the direct link between diet and childhood obesity, and diet and climate change, and aims to explore ways to adapt current school lunches, food education curriculum, and other food related extra-curricular activities in two primary school settings in order to develop and enact a Food Education for Health and Sustainability (FEHS) partnership.
FEHS refers to the mobilization of partners within the school community as well as experts in the civil society to promote a healthy and sustainable school food culture by identifying and using available opportunities, overcoming challenges through creative collaborative thinking and finally enacting a durable and sustainable change.
Research supervisors: Professor Justin Dillon, Professor Brahm Norwich