Towards a better Food Education for our children (panel)
Michelle Darmody has extensive experience in food consultancy and is also a regular commentator on food, culture and travel for Irish print media, television and radio, writing a weekly column for The Irish Examiner. She is an entrepreneur who established an award-winning bakery and cafe, as well as co-founded Our Table, a social enterprise supporting people living in direct provision. Michelle is currently undertaking a doctoral research project in T. U. Dublin, exploring a broader approach to food education within Irish schools. Recent food education projects include developing a Food and Biodiversity programme for Green-Schools and creating Eat the Streets Festival for Dublin City Council and Creative Ireland. She won the food writers award in 2021 for her contribution to writing on Irish food and sustainability.