A chance to get involved – ‘See and Eat’ launch

Researchers at one of our partner universities, University of Reading, have just launched a new project to encourage children to eat their veg! The ‘See and Eat’ study is recruiting parents and toddlers to find out whether e-books can help parents to successfully introduce vegetables into their child’s diet. You can find out more at […]

EIT Food School Network annual meeting

This year the University of Warsaw hosted the partners from the EIT Food School Network in their annual meeting. It was a beautiful setting in which to discuss the progress after a busy start to the year. Partners from Warsaw gifted the visitors some traditional Polish tea and a reusable cup for all of the […]

University of Helsinki update

We have a new name for the EIT Food School Network app designed by the University of Helsinki – Mole’s Veggie Adventure. This app is to help preschool children learn about food and healthy eating. Researchers at the University of Helsinki has also been busy writing a teacher’s guide to help the early educators use […]

University of Warsaw – cooking show, “healthy eating is fun”!

Researchers at the University of Warsaw have been very busy indeed hosting six cooking shows with primary school pupils in Poland. 59 pupils from Julius Verne Primary attended and prepared snacks, second breakfasts and healthy desserts. Second breakfasts isn’t a term that we use in the UK but in Poland a second breakfast is a […]

University of Warsaw – stakeholder network building

On the 12th June, the team at the University of Warsaw attended a large conference in Poland, “Be careful, child”, to present their ongoing work for the EIT Food School Network. Over 100 professionals attended the conference from a variety of child-related backgrounds including nurseries, kindergartens, schools, doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists and representatives from […]

University of Reading webinar Full of Beans!

The University of Reading recently hosted a webinar “Full of Beans!” with the British Nutrition Foundation about encouraging preschool children to eat vegetables. This is in line with the University of Reading’s role in the EIT Food School Network. You can read more about the webinar here, as well as catch up on the recording. […]

EIT Food update

Elena Santa Cruz from the School Network project partner, AZTI, explained a little more about the project and the exciting app “How do I eat?” for primary school children. With the University of Warsaw and University of Reading joining the project in 2019, the EIT Food School Network is expanding and we hope to get […]

Queen’s University Belfast

Researchers at Queen’s completed interviews and focus groups with major stakeholders in school food including school catering staff, Department of Education, Education Authority head of catering, and the regional Food in Schools coordinator. These interviews work towards shaping the research into school food, waste and choice. Our focus now is to involve one of the […]

First Lego League event

In February this year, AZTI, tasked with communication and dissemination of the current EIT Food project, participated in the First Lego League event in Vitoria, Basque Country. The First Lego League is an international initiative aimed at schoolchildren aged six to 16 years, which is celebrated in 98 countries with more than 500,000 participants. At […]

University of Helsinki

Partners in Helsinki have been working on a new version of the ‘Mole minds veggies’ game. This new version will include information, tasks and games about 25 different fruits and vegetables throughout the seasons. Protocol design is underway for testing the feasibility and efficacy of the game in the preschool setting. It will be tested […]