Eat Your Greens

V&A Museum of Childhood, London
Monday, 14th March 2011


10.00 - Coffee and Welcome

10.30 - 11.30
Professor Allison James, Professor of Sociology  and co-director of the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth at the University of Sheffield and Professor at the Norwegian Centre for Child Research  in Trondheim.
Conceptualising ‘children’s’ food
Dr Mary Lewis, Senior Lecturer in Biological Anthropology in the Department of Archaeology, University of Reading.
What the bones tell us: childhood diet and health in Roman Britain

11.30 - 11.45 – Coffee

11.45 - 12.30
Dr Simon Mays, Human Skeletal Biologist at English Heritage, Portsmouth, and visiting lecturer at the Archaeology Department at the University of Southampton.
Breastfeeding and its effect on health of mothers and babies in a Mediaeval community
Professor Barbara Yorke, Professor of Early Medieval History at the University of Winchester.
Childhood and food in the early middle ages: a case study of Edith of Magdeburg

12.30 – 1.30 - Lunch

1.30 – 3.00
Christina Hardyment, Author and historian.
Into the Mouth of Babes and Sucklings: shifting fashions in infant feeding from Jane Austen to the Suffragettes
Catherine Howell, Collections Officer, Museum of Childhood.
Guided tour of the museum

3.00 - 3.15 – Tea

3.15 – 4.15
Benna Waites, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Joint Head of Psychology for Powys.
A History of Anorexia Nervosa
Julia Eccleshare, Writer, broadcaster and lecturer.
Starvation or celebration?: the sweet or sour role of food in picture books

4.30 – close