Forthcoming events

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.

Should you have any booking queries, please email jayne.cole@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk.

Dr Alison Tedstone

Dr Alison Tedstone

Professor Jon Valabhji

Professor Jon Valabhji

Tackling obesity, reducing sugar consumption, and next steps for the Responsibility Deal

Tuesday, 3rd February 2015
Royal Aeronautical Society, No.4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dr Alison Tedstone, Director of Diet and Obesity and Chief Nutritionist, Health and Wellbeing Directorate, Public Health England and Professor Jon Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes, NHS England

Myles Bremner

Myles Bremner

Next steps for school food and children's nutrition

Tuesday, 3rd March 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Myles Bremner, Director, School Food Plan and Carrieanne Marie Bishop, National Chair, Lead Association for Catering in Education

Christine Tacon

Christine Tacon

Next steps for improving the UK food supply chain and priorities for the Groceries Code Adjudicator

Tuesday, 17th March 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Christine Tacon, Groceries Code Adjudicator

Stephen Pugh

Stephen Pugh

Food labelling policy: progress on the European Food Information to Consumers regulation, and next steps for country-of-origin, nutritional and alcohol labelling

Thursday, 9th July 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Stephen Pugh, Head of Food Labelling, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Lindsay Harris

Lindsay Harris

Food security: global priorities and the UK's role

Tuesday, 14th July 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Lindsay Harris, Deputy Director, Food Security & Food Standards, Food Policy Unit, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The future of UK food waste policy and developing the role of anaerobic digestion

Thursday, 10th September 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Nicola Hopley, Food Waste Team Leader, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

  • Early years nutrition
  • Meat and dairy industry
  • Next steps for agritech
  • Developing the role of science in food and agriculture
  • CAP, and the future of UK farming

Parliamentary Patrons of the Forum

Sir 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.