Feeding Children Inside and Outside the Home: Critical Perspectives

One day symposium: 18TH March 2016

Venue: 11 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3RA


Draft Programme

9.30-10: Arrivals and tea and coffee

10-10.15: Welcome and introduction: Charlotte Faircloth, Benedetta Cappellini and Vicki Harman


10.15-11.15: Keynote speaker: Anne Murcott (SOAS) Discussant: Ellie Lee (University of Kent)


11.15-12.30: Paper session 1 – Feeding Children Outside the Home

Chair: Charlotte Faircloth (University of Roehampton)


In need of refreshment: An examination of the ways parenting is made ‘visible’ via food events in four early childhood settings

Deborah Albon (London Metropolitan University)


“Is There a Free Lunch?” Normative, Political and Nutritional Aspects of School Dinners

Tilly Paz (Independent Researcher)


Disciplining mothers: a Foucauldian approach to unpacking power and classed resistance in children’s packed lunches

Benedetta Cappellini and Vicki Harman (Royal Holloway)


12.30-1.30: Lunch


1.30-3.30: Paper session 2: Historical, social and philosophical perspectives on feeding children 

Chair: Benedetta Cappellini (Royal Holloway)


Food, Families and Work: The Diets of Children in Employed Families over Time

Rebecca O’Connell and Julia Brannen (UCL Institute of Education)


Feeding in context: eating occasions as domestic socialized practice

David Marshall (University of Edinburgh)
Infant Feeding Decisions and Philosophical Mistakes About Motherhood

Fiona Woollard (University of Southampton)


Eating and Reading Food: Children’s Literature and Childhood Eating

Angelica Michelis (Manchester Metropolitan University)


When intensive mothering becomes a necessity: Feeding children on the ketogenic diet

Michelle Webster (Royal Holloway)


3.30-3.45: Break (tea and coffee)


3.45-5: Paper session 3: International perspectives

Chair: Vicki Harman (Royal Holloway)


Schoolchildren and food: Exploring food consumption away from home in Accra

Sara Stevano and Deborah Johnston (SOAS)


Child Feeding Experiences in Peri-Urban Cochabamba, Bolivia

Cara Donovan, Debbie Humphries and Alder Keleman Saxena (Yale University)


Feeding Children in Post-socialist Poland: An Ethnographic Account of Parental Anxiety

Zofia Boni (SOAS)




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