BEST FOOD FORWARD
A WELCOME FOR ALL
THINKING ABOUT FOOD
Based at The School of Artisan Food, our mission is to support people to improve their access to food education. Best Food Forward is designed and led by a registered dietitian. We facilitate practical and educational cook-and-learn sessions for all.
THE SCHOOL OF ARTISAN FOOD
The School of Artisan Food is dedicated to inspiring and helping all people to learn about healthy, sustainable and delicious food.
Find out more on our website, linked below.
The School of Artisan Food
If you are hungry and being bombarded by advertising, why wouldn’t you go to the chicken shop at lunchtime, where food is cheap, convenient, delicious in a weird way, and you can get the same thing again and again? Quite a lot of reasons, it turns out.
Here at the Best Food Forward project at The School of Artisan Food, we aim to contribute toward understanding the multiple barriers to eating well, and to re-introducing the pleasure of eating good food. We’re doing this by using our qualified staff and great facilities to engage with health centres and local schools to promote evidence-based food education. Our mapping project aims to find out about how secondary schools in England are passing on knowledge about food. We want things to change, and we need to listen to experienced people and to work together to get there.
We have a public health crisis and a climate emergency. Eating well brings extraordinary benefits not only to human health but that of the planet as well.
ALISON SWAN PARENTE
Founder & Trustee
“The evidence for our disturbed relationship with food is everywhere we look. Increases in obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression and anxiety are all closely linked to our disordered eating habits. We have no idea what our food is made of, where it has come from and at what cost to ourselves and our environment. We urgently need to educate ourselves in order to restore our health and our habitat.
Best Food Forward is an essential educational programme that will address these problems with first-class evidence and learning. It should be mandatory for schools and healthcare educational establishments to incorporate these principles into their curriculum. It will be enjoyable too!"
Dr Peter J Herbert FRCP