The Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum aims to provide the premier environment for policymakers in Parliament, Whitehall and government agencies to engage with key stakeholders in timely discussion on public policy relating to food and nutrition. These include health professionals and representatives of the bodies they work for; businesses in the food supply chain and their advisors; local authorities and schools; consumer and other interest groups, and the voluntary sector; and academics and commentators, along with members of the reporting press.
In planning its programme of events, the Forum regularly consults Parliamentarians, senior government officials, regulators, industry representatives, charities and action groups, professional bodies and academics, local government and others.
The Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum is completely impartial and has no policy agenda of its own. Whilst we are grateful for the support and advice on themes that we receive from sponsors, all editorial decisions remain with the Forum in order to maintain impartiality.
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Professor Ian Boyd
Implementing the UK Agricultural Technologies Strategy: investment, innovation and competitiveness
Thursday, 23rd October 2014
This event is CPD certified
Guests of Honour: Jack Bobo, Senior Advisor for Biotechnology, US State Department; Judith Batchelar, Industry Co-chair, Agri-Tech Leadership Council and Director of Sainsbury's Brand, Sainsbury's Supermarkets; Professor Ian Boyd, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Ian Meikle, Head of Agriculture and Food, Technology Strategy Board
Common Agricultural Policy - next steps for implementation and supporting the rural economy
Thursday, 11th December 2014
This event is CPD certified
Guests of Honour: Andrew Robinson, Deputy Director, Rural Development Programme Policy, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Meurig Raymond, President, NFU
Next steps for nutrition in health and care settings: standards, procurement, delivery and outcomes
Thursday, 29th January 2015
Guests of Honour: Dianne Jeffrey, Chairman, Age UK and Chair, Hospital Food Standards Panel and Caroline Lecko, Patient Safety Lead, Patient Safety Domain, Nursing Directorate, NHS England
Professor Jonathan Valabhji
Tackling obesity, reducing sugar consumption, and next steps for the Responsibility Deal
Tuesday, 3rd February 2015
Guests of Honour: Dr Alison Tedstone, Director of Nutrition and Healthy Food, Public Health England and Professor Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes, NHS England
Next steps for school food and children's nutrition
Tuesday, 3rd March 2015
Guests of Honour: Myles Bremner, Director, School Food Plan and Carrieanne Marie Bishop, National Chair, Lead Association for Catering in Education
The Groceries Code and integrity in the food supply chain
Tuesday, 17th March 2015
Guest of Honour: Christine Tacon, Groceries Code Adjudicator
The following issues are being considered for future events:
- Food innovation
- Food security
- Early years nutrition
- Meat and dairy industry
- Food waste
Parliamentary Patrons of the Forum
David Amess MP, Richard Ashworth MEP, Willie Bain MP, Rt Hon Sir Tony Baldry MP, Rt Hon Paul Burstow MP, Lord Cameron of Dillington, Neil Carmichael MP, Lord Clement-Jones, Lord Colwyn, Tracey Crouch MP, Baroness Cumberlege, Lord Dykes, Nigel Evans MP, Professor the Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, George Freeman MP, Barry Gardiner MP, Baroness Gardner of Parkes, Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen OBE, Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan MP, James Gray MP, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Lord Haskins, Sharon Hodgson MP, Martin Horwood MP, Rt Hon the Earl Howe, Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Diana Johnson MP, Dr Eleanor Laing MP, Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP, Rt Hon David Lidington MP, Rt Hon Peter Lilley MP, The Earl of Lindsay, Tim Loughton MP, Andy Love MP, Karen Lumley MP, Baroness Masham of Ilton, Baroness Massey of Darwen, Professor the Lord McColl of Dulwich, Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP, Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer, Anne Milton MP, Austin Mitchell MP, Baroness Morris of Bolton, Lord Moynihan, Rt Hon Jim Paice MP, Neil Parish MP, Baroness Parminter, Rt Hon Mike Penning MP, Lord Rea, Chris Ruane MP, Adrian Sanders MP, Baroness Scott of Needham Market, Gavin Shuker MP, Lord Simpson of Dunkeld, Lord Skelmersdale, Mark Spencer MP, John Stevenson MP, Lord Stone of Blackheath, David Tredinnick MP, Lord Walton of Detchant, Rt Hon Professor Steve Webb MP, Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP, Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Rt Hon the Lord Whitty, Baroness Wilcox and Roger Williams MP. Note: parliamentary patrons take no financial interest in the Forum.