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Dr Jason O'Rourke

Dr Jason O’Rourke is a multi-award winning, internationally recognised food education and school food policy expert with a proven track record of positively impacting on children’s health and wellbeing. Jason passionately promotes the impact food education can have on learning outcomes and social inequality and has received acclaim for his ground-breaking work in schools on educating and inspiring pupils to embrace a healthy lifestyle through positive engagement with food. He works as part of a government committee to shape the food education agenda on a national scale, including the All Party Parliamentary Group on School Food, and has previously worked with a range of EU, national and international partnerships in the fields of food education, school meals, food sustainability, biodiversity, commensality, sensory food education and the development of whole school food approaches to improve children's health and wellbeing.