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‘You have to start with a seed!’: A case study of school food education at Ingalls Academy

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Wednesday 20 March 2024

12.30pm - 1.30pm




Online via Teams, Off campus



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In this online seminar, Dr Gurpinder Lalli will share his work surrounding food education and its importance in the sector.

Dr Gurpinder Lalli is a Reader in Education for Social Justice and Inclusion in the School of Education. Trained as a sociologist and ethnographer, he has a track record in conducting research on the school meals service with a focus on inequity in education.

Event programme (online)

12.30pm – 1pm: Dr Lalli will present his research findings to the group.

Food education in school is not prioritised. As interest in school food grows, we continue to see a push for better nutritional standards to support children’s wellbeing.

Very little attention is given to food education curriculum and its function in shaping children’s eating behaviours and attitudes. School food policy is classed, gendered and racialised. This paper presents findings from a small scale case study carried out at Ingalls Academy, a primary school in England known for adopting a whole school food approach.

1 – 1.30pm: We will have time for questions and a group discussion.

Discover more about our Inclusion, Diversity and Identity Research Network

Who is this event for?

Current students Teachers, tutors and careers advisers Widening access and underrepresented groups


For enquiries about this online event, please get in touch with Dr Anna Mariguddi.