Our Food, Our Future – Food & Health Day

The Explorium

The Explorium

Explore the wonders of food and how what we eat impacts on our health. Learn how technology is helping us to keep fit and understand our bodies, with Fitness Space. Help squash food waste with Norwich Pumpkin Rescue and Norwich City Council – try free tasty pumpkin treats, see interactive shows from Mad Science and more. Explore the future of food and sample grubs and insects from BUG (Better Universal Grub). Watch a ‘science of cookery’ demo from chef Richard Bainbridge. With the John Innes Centre, discover how starch is present not just in potatoes but in lots of different materials – stop by for the iodine staining, stay for the Playdoh! Plus activities from Anglian Water, Greenpeace, UEA, the Quadram Institute and more.

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Anglian Water

Join the Keep It Clear team to discover the importance of disposing of fats, oils, grease and food waste responsibly (not down the drain or toilet). Plus the team introduce a new food digester to recycle food waste.

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Fitness Space

Learn how technology is helping us to keep fit and understand our bodies, with Fitness Space.

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BUG – Better Universal Grub

We think insects are the future of food. Our mission is to show people that insects aren’t novelty snacks, they are a truly sustainable and versatile ingredient and can be used just like any other. We design amazing, easy to cook recipes, and ship them directly to you. We give you everything you need to join the BUG movement!We think insects are the future of food. Our mission is to show people that insects aren’t novelty snacks, they are a truly sustainable and versatile ingredient and can be used just like any other. We design amazing, easy to cook recipes, and ship them directly to you. We give you everything you need to join the BUG movement!

The co-founders of BUG, Aaron and Leo, each came across the practice of entomophagy separately and were both amazed by its potential for society and saving the planet. Edible insects are incredibly sustainable, producing far fewer greenhouse gases, requiring tiny amounts of energy and being able to be fed on waste. In addition, they are super healthy, high in protein, vitamins and minerals, but most importantly, they taste great. It’s now Aaron and Leo’s mission to put this super sustainable superfood in kitchens around the UK.

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It’s Written in the Starch

PotatoesStarch is present in lots of different materials – not just potatoes! Stop by for the iodine staining, stay for the Playdoh! Get hands-on to discover more about starch and where it is found.

Dr Erica Hawkins is a Postdoctoral Scientist at the John Innes Centre on the Norwich Research Park.

 

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Food is More Clever than you Think

WalnutsLet UEA take you shopping! Have a browse and learn about healthy choices, sniff some bioactives and nab some healthy recipe suggestions.

Gemma Beasy is a Postgraduate Researcher in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia, based at the Quadram Institute.

Jenna Helleur is a Postgraduate Researcher in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia.

Rose Davidson is a Senior Research Associate in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia.

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Pumpkin Rescue

Help squash food waste with the Norwich Pumpkin Rescue and Norwich City Council – sample free tasty pumpkin treats, see interactive shows from Mad Science, guess the weight of the monstrous pumpkin, spooky face painting, grow your own tips and much more.

18,000 tonnes of pumpkin are thrown away each year at Halloween. That’s the same weight as 1,500 double decker buses! So if you love pumpkins (and food generally!), come along and help us squash food waste! The fourth Norwich Pumpkin Rescue uses everyone’s favourite spooky staple as a prop to talk about the edible food we throw away and the easy steps we can take to eat it instead. It’s a celebration of food that challenges preconceptions, teaches new skills and has plenty of fun along the way!

 

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Science Scribbles

Science Scribbles merchandisePick up some fantastically fun science merch at Norwich Science Festival!

Science Scribbles is an online store that sells science-themed merchandise such as fun and colourful stickers, postcards and bookmarks.

The store was created by Lauren Callender, a PhD student on a mission to encourage and inspire younger generations to pursue a career in science.

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Plus a ‘science of cookery’ demo from Richard Bainbridge and team, facepainting, and activities from Greenpeace.

Saturday 19 October
10am–4pm
Venue: The Forum’s Explorium
Cost: Free, drop-in
Age: All ages