The Food Matters Live 2016 seminars are structured around eight individual themes and offer visitors an unparalleled peer-to-peer learning opportunity.

They bring together 300 expert speakers from across academia, health, nutrition and the food and drink industry to provide insight, innovation and ideas for change while making the important connections between food, health, nutrition and a sustainable food system.

The seminars are free to attend and available on a first come, first served basis.

The Food Matters Live 2016 education programme has received the following CPD accreditation:



Nutrition for health and wellbeing

Featuring leading experts discussing nutrition for healthy ageing; weight management; sports nutrition; digestive, heart and cognitive health; and clinical dietetics for the management of diabetes, cancer, cardio-vascular disease and other nutrition-related NCDs.


Tackling obesity

These seminars will address the new childhood obesity policy; approaches to achieving further reductions in sugar, salt and fat; responsible retailing and promotions; and collaborative strategies to raise awareness of good nutrition and influence dietary behaviour change.

Free-from, allergy and intolerance

Growth in free-from continues to rise globally - the UK market alone is estimated to be worth £500 million by 2019 (Mintel 2015). These seminars bring together manufacturers, foodservice, retail and allergy experts to explore the trends, challenges, innovation and future opportunities.


Improving nutrition in the community

A key solution to reducing the impact of diet-related disease lies in communities. Healthcare professionals join speakers from foodservice, education, workplaces, hospitals and care homes to discuss strategies to embed good nutrition and hydration practice across community settings.


Sustainable food business

These seminars will focus on enabling a sustainable and competitive UK food and drink industry. Themes include global health and wellbeing food and drink trends; UK export potential; farm to fork best practice; sustainable retailing; authenticity and resource-efficiency. 

Future nutrition

Covering personalised nutrition, novel foods and medical foods, nutrition experts from world-class academic and research institutions will join speakers from industry and healthcare to explore the science, technologies and nutrients shaping the future nutrition landscape.

Packaging: healthier by design

How can packaging design tackle obesity? What do health-conscious consumers want from packaging? How can brands achieve visual equity on shelf? These are just some of the questions that packaging experts, brand owners and agencies will be answering in these seminars.


Marketing matters

Brand owners, agencies, dietitians and nutritionists will discuss responsible, innovative marketing strategies for health and wellbeing brands. Content marketing, social media, personalisation, marketing to millennials and creative communications to positively influence dietary behaviour are among the themes.