Author Archives: Jane Powell

Teaching children where their food comes from and why it really matters

Food education teaches children about interdependence and shared humanity, and counteracts the individualism and consumerism of our modern culture. Continue reading

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Food Values: going deeper

We’ve just finished another round of Food Values, this time supported by Bangor University under the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account. This time we wanted to explore how food values play out in different settings, and to see how a focus … Continue reading

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Food Values: the conclusion

On 3 June in Cardiff we held the final conference of the Food Values project. At the conference, which drew together some 50 people from health, education and other food backgrounds and presented our findings, drawn from analysis of five … Continue reading

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Food Values: the first seminar

By Sophie Wynne-Jones On the 17th September 2014 we held the first in a series of seminars as part of a nine-month action-research project on Values and Food Education, which is a collaboration between myself in DGES and Jane Powell … Continue reading

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The value of food

What does food mean to us? Is it fuel for the engine, a fashion item, an export commodity, a sensual temptation, a vehicle for culture and celebration, a badge of religious and political identity, or a vital connection with the … Continue reading

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Talking over a meal

The Food Group was involved in a series of food events in 2013, funded by OCW’s Better Organic Business Links project and run with local partners. All of them involved getting a group of people together to discuss some aspect … Continue reading

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Report of a food chain education event

Last October, the RCE Food Group held its first event, a workshop to explore food supply chain education, at Coleg Powys, Newtown, on the morning of 5 October 2011. The day brought together 25 people to share their thoughts and … Continue reading

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