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

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Sarah Church

Policy priorities for the UK food, drink and farming industry

Thursday, 1st December 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Sarah Church, Director, Food and Farming, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Dr Rachel Pryke

Delivering the new childhood obesity strategy - implementation, voluntary agreements and sugar reduction

Thursday, 26th January 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

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

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Calum Murray

Next steps for UK agricultural technologies - investment, research and priorities for the Agri-Tech Strategy

Tuesday, 7th February 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Calum Murray, Programme Leader, Sustainable Agriculture and Food, Innovate UK and Helena Busby, Head of Agri-tech, Innovation and Resource Efficiency, Food and Farming Strategy and Innovation, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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The UK food supply chain: sector developments, the impact of Brexit and next steps for the Groceries Code Adjudicator

Wednesday, 8th March 2017
Central London

Guest of Honour: Christine Tacon, Groceries Code Adjudicator

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The future of UK agriculture policy

Thursday, 30th March 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Senior speaker confirmed from Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

In Production

Lots. The Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum is planning a very full programme for the next 12 months.

But as we're the ones others tend to follow, please give us a ring or email to discuss future conferences.

We'd be happy to share ideas on areas to focus on, speaker suggestions, and other ways of getting involved.

Parliamentary Patrons of the Forum

The parliamentary patrons of the Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum are: Sir David Amess MP, Richard Ashworth MEP, 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, Rt Hon the Earl Howe, Diana Johnson MP, Eleanor Laing MP, Rt Hon David Lidington MP, Rt Hon Peter Lilley MP, The Earl of Lindsay, Tim Loughton MP, Karen Lumley MP, Baroness Masham of Ilton, Baroness Massey of Darwen, Professor the Lord McColl of Dulwich, Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer, Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Dr Paul Monaghan MP, Baroness Morris of Bolton, Lord Moynihan, Neil Parish MP, Baroness Parminter, Rt Hon Mike Penning MP, Lord Rea, Viscount Ridley, Baroness Scott of Needham Market, Gavin Shuker MP, Lord Simpson of Dunkeld, Lord Skelmersdale, Angela Smith MP, Mark Spencer MP, John Stevenson MP, Lord Stone of Blackheath, David Tredinnick MP, Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP, Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Rt Hon the Lord Whitty and Baroness Wilcox. Note: parliamentary patrons take no financial interest in the Forum.