Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

Children’s food and nutrition in England - next steps for policy and industry practice on obesity prevention, innovation, and tackling inequalities

Morning, Monday, 11th May 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED


This conference will bring together key stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the way forward for policy and industry practice on children’s food and nutrition in England.


Delegates will discuss the future for policy under the new government in tackling child obesity and encouraging healthy and sustainable diets.


They will also assess the progress to date in meeting the target of halving England’s child obesity rates by 2030, including implementation of Chapter 3 of the Childhood Obesity Plan.


We also expect discussion on:


Speakers

With the new government beginning its work, we are pleased that Jenny Oldroyd, Deputy Director, Obesity, Food and Nutrition, Department of Health and Social Care, will be making a keynote contribution at this conference.


Further confirmed speakers include: Tim Baker, Headteacher, Charlton Manor Primary School; Stephen Forster, National Chair, The School Food People; Kate Halliwell, Head, UK Diet and Policy, Food and Drink Federation and Stephanie Wood, Founder and Charity Director, School Food Matters.


The chairs for this conference are: Baroness Jenkin of Kennington and Sharon Hodgson MP.


The agenda

  • Progress to date and implementing Chapter 3 of the Childhood Obesity Plan;
  • National Food Strategy and developing a food system that encourages healthy and sustainable diets;
  • Nutrition in early years and school - improving attitudes to food, and supporting children and families to achieve and maintain a healthy weight;
  • Prevention, identification, and management of obesity;
  • Innovative approaches to reducing childhood obesity and malnutrition:
    • Reducing inequality in access to healthy and nutritious food and helping at-risk groups;
    • Moving beyond the sugar reduction programme - reformulation and calorie labelling;
    • The out-of-home sector - creating healthier choices and supporting consumer choice; and
    • Working across primary care to provide community-based solutions to identifying malnutrition in the early years.

Engagement with policy officials at this conference

Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum conferences typically attract strong interest from policymakers. This seminar will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have already reserved places representing: DHSC and Defra.



Keynote Speaker

Jenny Oldroyd

Deputy Director, Obesity, Food and Nutrition, Department of Health and Social Care

Chairs

Baroness Jenkin of Kennington

Sharon Hodgson MP

Speakers

Stephanie Wood

Founder and Chief Executive, School Food Matters

Tim Baker

Headteacher, Charlton Manor Primary School

Kate Halliwell

Head, UK Diet and Policy, Food and Drink Federation

Stephen Forster

National Chair, The School Food People

Fran Bernhardt

Children’s Food Campaign Coordinator, Sustain