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

Sixty One Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



The focus:


Latest developments and next steps for tackling obesity in England.


Context:



Key discussion points:


  • Assessing progress - opportunities for prevention and early intervention - where are we now and what’s working?;
  • Next steps - new approaches to tackling obesity and the way forward for policy, including digital opportunities;
  • The industry perspective - developments in the food and drink sector on producing and promoting healthy alternatives;
  • Practicalities - focusing on issues around product reformulation, portion sizing and calorie reduction;
  • Marketing policy - assessing developments in food advertising policy and the impact of policy proposals for further restrictions on HFSS food promotion;
  • Priorities for improving public health - including childhood obesity, regional variation and driving changes to consumer behaviour; and
  • Case study examples - tackling obesity in London and Scotland. 


Guest of Honour

Dr Alison Tedstone

Deputy Director, Diet, Obesity and Physical Activity and Chief Nutritionist, Public Health England

Guest of Honour

Dr Alison Tedstone

Deputy Director, Diet, Obesity and Physical Activity and Chief Nutritionist, Public Health 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 Boycott of Whitefield

Director and Trustee, Food Foundation and Chair, Veg Power

Speakers

Kate Halliwell

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

Jenny Arthur

Head, Nutrition and Product Development, 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

Bryonie Hollaert

Diet and Health Manager, Food Policy, Co-op

Phil Dalton

Head of Regulatory, Sun Branding Solutions