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A Meaty Debate! Young people’s voices on sustainable school food

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What’s on offer?

The event will be led by researchers at the University of York, who are currently working on a project called Fix our Food ( This project aims to transform the food system in Yorkshire, focusing on tasty, sustainable and healthy eating for all young people. Our interactive debate panel will consist of young people from schools around Yorkshire, who are passionate about food, health and climate change. We will also have special guests to represent either side of the debate, who have first-hand experience of working in these areas. If you come along, you can expect to learn a lot about issues in food and sustainability, including plant-based diets and sustainable food initiatives. You’ll hear other young people and experts discuss their views on these issues, and have the opportunity to ask them your questions. You’ll also learn about eco-schools across the world, and what they’re all about! Excitingly, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to an information output that will go to schools all across Yorkshire, based on what you’ve learned about sustainable school food. We will also be providing light refreshments throughout the event, with exciting twists from our researchers and partners!

What’s it about?

This event is a fantastic opportunity for children and young people to learn and share their ideas about important topics around sustainable diets. Come and experience an interactive debate about plant-based diets in schools, learn more about eco-schools, and have your say in an important poster/leaflet that we will distribute to schools across Yorkshire.

Who’s leading the event?

The event will be led by researchers at the University of York

Open to

Anyone can come along, the more voices we can hear the better! We’re particularly keen to see children, young people, families, teachers and anyone else with an interest in food and climate change.

Of particular interest to

Those with an interest in food issues and sustainability, eco-schools across the world and improving Yorkshire schools.