MOOD FOOD SPEAKER
Matt Dawson MBE - Sportsman, Writer, Broadcaster and Sodexo Ambassador
You will all know Matt from his appearances in all kinds of media and on the sports field.
As a sportsman, I had access to nutritional information and educational tools at my fingertips and, as a result, I was able to make informed choices about what I consumed".
We look forward to hearing more about the impact that food can have in sport and in life from Matt.
With 77 caps under his belt, he is Englands most capped scrum half, captaining the side 9 times. He played for Northampton and the London Wasps as well as England, and represented the British & Irish Lions on three tours.
During the 1998 tour to Australia and New Zealand - The Tour from Hell - Matt was congratulated on his leadership. He also captained the England Rugby team to win the Six Nations Championships in 2000.
Regarded as one of the more outspoken players, Matt Dawson is a favourite with the BBCs rugby coverage and has had substantial experience in written journalism.
His position on A Question of Sport has elevated him from a well-known rugby player to a national TV personality. In 2006 he took part in the BBCs Celebrity Masterchef and won.
Matt then put on his dancing shoes to become the runner up in the BBCs primetime programmeStrictly Come Dancing, which attracted over 12 million viewers per show.