Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The three new Board members for the School Food Trust

• Margaret Barrett – a Managing Director of the Cambridge Development Partnership working with organisations in the public and private sector. Margaret began her career as a Home Economics teacher, has several years experience as a university lecturer, and has also held senior positions in the NHS.
“Serving on the board of the SFT will allow me to use my experience in Management, Health and Education to improve the health and well being of young people. Contributing to the agenda to improve school food and life time food education is a privilege I look forward to."

• Dr James Bunn – a general paediatrician with a long term interest in nutrition, who has worked in the UK and internationally.
“As a doctor looking after children in both hospital and in the community, I hope to bring my clinical experience to the Board. There are many long term benefits of developing healthy eating habits during childhood, and the school has a pivotal role in promoting this.”

Fiona Gately – a senior executive with over 20 years experience in marketing for the food industry and an adviser on food and health issues. She now manages advocacy campaigns around food issues for business and public sector clients.
“The challenge over the last three years has been to get the new standards in place, so our kids are getting the balanced meals they need. The challenge for next three years will be to get more children to eat them, and to make food a central part of the school culture and kids’ education.”

I am looking forward to meeting them. In the meantime if anyone has any ideas about who can take over from Prue as Chair - please send them to look at the job ad here