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WEBINAR: Success story of the Finnish school lunch

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Did you know that Finland was the first country in the world to serve free school meals to every child in 1948? A nutritious and balanced school lunch maintains the ability to work and learn, and promotes health.

Modern food education - Tasty School!

The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) warmly welcomes you to a FREE online webinar on Wednesday 29th September 2021.

The webinar is for educational experts such as school principals, teachers, home economics teachers, school administrators, school nurses, health promotion and nutrition planners and managers, educators, and food services directors. Let's talk about student well-being viewed through school food and nutrition. Participants are also able to ask questions via online chat.

The webinar will be recorded.
If the time does not work for you, the webinar will be recorded and available for a limited time. Anyone who registers will be emailed the replay within 48 hours after the webinar.

WEBINAR PROGRAMME
9.00 Welcome to the seminar: Peek into Finnish School, Marjorita Sormunen, Adjunct Professor, Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition
9.05 School lunch - not just energy. Introduction to nutritional recommendations for growing children and adolescents, Ursula Schwab, Professor, Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition
9:20 Q&A
9.30 Impact and benefits of school feeding programmes, Arja Erkkilä, Assistant professor, Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition
9:50 Q&A
10:00 History of Finnish school lunches, Henna Jalkanen Project researcher, Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition
10:20 Food education in school, the Tasty School model, Aija Laitinen Project researcher, Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition
10:40 Q&A
10:50 Closing remarks (Ideas to take home with)