Childhood Obesity Strategy – what’s going to happen next?

Published on the 11th Jul, 2016 by Azmina

I’m always keen to stay up to date on developments in policy, so thought I’d share news of this CPD certified event for my colleagues…

Thursday, 26th January 2017, Central London

Guest of Honour: Dr Rachel Pryke, Clinical Champion for Nutrition for Health, RoyalCollege of General Practitioners

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Bringing together stakeholders and policymakers, this seminar will provide an opportunity to discuss the next steps for the Government’s upcoming childhood obesity strategy, expected to be published later in the year.

Discussion will also be informed by the introduction of a soft drinks industry levy, Public Health England’s Eatwell Guide and the Committee of Advertising Practice initiating a full public consultation on regulating advertising HFSS foods to children.

Delegates will have the opportunity to discuss policy priorities for improving the nutritional content of foods, including portion size and sugar reduction, and preventative measures for reducing the prevalence of obesity during early years and in school.

We are delighted to be able to include in this seminar keynote addresses from: Dr Rachel Pryke, Clinical Champion for Nutrition for Health, Royal College of General Practitioners; Chris Askew, Chief Executive, Diabetes UK; Dr Adrienne Cullum, Technical Advisor, Centre for Public Health and Social Care, NICE; Guy Parker, Chief Executive, Advertising Standards Authority and Gavin Partington, Director General, British Soft Drinks Association.

Further confirmed speakers include: Shaleen Meelu, Founder, Healthy Futures andKim Roberts, Chief Executive, HENRY (Health, Exercise, Nutrition for the Really Young).

Thanks to Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum for, yet again, putting on a thought-provoking event!