Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

Developing a new National Food Strategy for England

Morning, Tuesday, 7th July 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED


This conference will discuss the priorities for developing a new wide-ranging National Food Strategy for England.


The seminar is timed to follow the publication of the interim report in March this year and take place ahead of the publication of the final strategy expected in the autumn.


Our scope is intentionally broad. We have been asked to set out what needs to be done - across all departments of government and in society more broadly - to build a robust food system that provides good affordable food to everyone; restores the environment; maintains our countryside; brings good jobs to our communities - rural and urban; and stops making us sick.” - Henry Dimbleby, Independent Lead, National Food Strategy, speaking to the Oxford Farming Conference, January 2020.


Speakers

There will be a keynote contribution from:

  • Henry Dimbleby, Independent Lead, National Food Strategy; Co-founder, Leon Restaurants, and Lead Non-Executive Director, Defra.

With further keynote contributions from:

  • Stefano Agostini, Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé UK&I;
  • Minette Batters, President, NFU;
  • Sue Davies, Head of Consumer Protection and Food Policy, Which?;
  • Professor Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, City University of London;
  • Tanya Steele, Chief Executive Officer, WWF;
  • Alison Tedstone, National Director, Diet, Nutrition and Obesity, Public Health England; and
  • Ian Wright, Chief Executive, Food and Drink Federation.

Engagement with policy officials at this conference

This Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum conference has attracted particularly strong interest from policymakers. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: Defra; the Food Standards Agency; the Department for International Trade; DHSC; DfID; MHCLG; and the Crown Commercial Services.


The agenda

  • Progress on the new National Food Strategy;
  • Stakeholder perspectives on the development of an overarching food strategy:
    • What makes a good food system?
    • Maintaining a competitive and secure food manufacturing industry;
    • Agricultural standards and our food values; and
    • Priorities for the retail sector: ensuring value for suppliers, customers and driving behaviour changes.
  • Providing a sustainable and healthy National Food Strategy:
    • Improving healthy choices within the food industry;
    • A business perspective on the future of the food system and the National Food Strategy;
    • Working with the natural environment to deliver a sustainable strategy; and
    • Consumer priorities for a food strategy.


Keynote Speaker

Henry Dimbleby

Independent Lead, National Food Strategy; Co-Founder, Leon Restaurants and Lead Non-Executive Director, Defra

Keynote Speakers

Alison Tedstone

National Director, Diet, Nutrition and Obesity, Public Health England

Professor Tim Lang

Professor of Food Policy, City, University of London

Stefano Agostini

Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé UK&I

Minette Batters

President, NFU

Tanya Steele

Chief Executive Officer, WWF

Ian Wright

Chief Executive, Food and Drink Federation

Henry Dimbleby

Independent Lead, National Food Strategy; Co-Founder, Leon Restaurants and Lead Non-Executive Director, Defra

Sue Davies

Head of Consumer Protection and Food Policy, Which?