Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

Tackling obesity in the new policy landscape - marketing, reformulation and implementing chapter 2 of the government’s plan for action

Morning, Wednesday, 17th October 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar is bringing together policymakers with key stakeholders to assess latest developments and next steps for tackling obesity in England.


The discussion takes place with the second stage of the Childhood Obesity Plan recently announced by the Government - which includes proposals around calorie labelling, advertising and local action, as well as measures to counter the ‘pester power’ of in-store promotions.


Following Public Health England’s Calorie reduction report, which challenges the food industry to reduce calories in products consumed by families by 20% by 2024, and builds on the Sugar Reduction programme, delegates will discuss latest developments in product reformulation, changes to portion sizing and offering healthier alternatives.


Further sessions will examine key themes emerging from the Health and Social Care Committee’s Childhood obesity inquiry report and the draft London Food Strategy; including further restrictions on HFSS food marketing and the seminar will follow the update of the nutrient profiling model.


Delegates will also consider key priorities for driving behavior change, reducing inequalities and what’s working well, with sessions on initiatives in London and Scotland.



Guests of Honour

Professor Jonathan Valabhji

National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes, NHS England

Dr Alison Tedstone

National Director & Chief Nutritionist, Diet and Obesity, Health Improvement, Public Health England

Guests of Honour

Dr Alison Tedstone

National Director & Chief Nutritionist, Diet and Obesity, Health Improvement, Public Health England

Professor Jonathan Valabhji

National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes, NHS England

Keynote Speakers

Paul Lindley

Chair, London Child Obesity Taskforce

Guy Parker

Chief Executive, Advertising Standards Authority

Chairs

Eleanor Smith MP

Vice Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity

Baroness Jenkin of Kennington

Vice-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity

Speakers

Kate Halliwell

Head, UK Diet and Health Policy, Food and Drink Federation

Jenny Arthur

Director, Nutrition & Innovation, Leatherhead Food Research

Hugo Harper

Principal Advisor, Health, The Behavioural Insights Team

Hilary Ross

Executive Partner, London and Head of Retail, Food and Hospitality, DWF

Caroline Cerny

Alliance Lead, Obesity Health Alliance

Heather Peace

Head, Nutrition Science and Policy, Food Standards Scotland

Duncan Stephenson

Director, External Affairs & Marketing, Royal Society for Public Health

Bryonie Hollaert

Diet and Health Manager, Food Policy, Co-op

Phil Dalton

Head of Regulatory, Sun Branding Solutions