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.

Target group:
Researchers and university students

Important dates:
January 15th 2021: Open for Abstract submission
February 15th 2021: Abstract submission deadline
Registration March 1st 2020: Conference registration opens
March 15th 2021: Notification of abstract acceptance
April 1st 2021: Deadline for conference registration
June 9th – June 11th 2021: Conference dates

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
Campus Bergen
Inndalsveien 28
5063 Bergen

Room: TBA

Associate Professor
Department of Sport, Food and Natural Sciences