Conference on School Meals June 9th to 11th 2021
Due to Covid-19 we will make a final decision by March 1st 2021 on whether the conference will go ahead as planned or be postponed. We encourage you all to save the dates June 9th-11th and submit your abstract by February 15th.
The research group “Food and meals in schools and kindergartens” at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences invite you to attend the Conference on School Meals.
Place: the Western Norway College of Applied Sciences, Kronstad, Bergen, Norway
Date: June 9th to 11th 2021.
The scientific programme is relevant for all researchers and university students with an interest in research involving school-based nutrition and/or nutrition for children.
The conference will include several topics (more details in the preliminary programme):
- Health and nutrition
- Structure and organization involving school meals
- Cognitive performance and school achievements
- Social and cultural aspects
- Political aspects
The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers from multiple disciplines and backgrounds to share experiences and knowledge related to school-based nutrition and the many factors that influence it. Due to the increased challenges of childhood obesity and malnutrition, the conference will include nutrition, health, and nutritional guidelines. Additionally, the conference will consider the impact of related factors beyond the school meal itself, including eating time, associated costs, meal structure, the influence of social interactions and more.