Food Matters Live 2020, 13-14 October, virtual event

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On average, children are consuming up to 500 extra calories per day (Public Health England, 2018). With links between overweight and Covid-19 mortality, the importance of early intervention has been thrown into sharp relief. The NHS Long Term Plan pledged to halve childhood obesity and significantly reduce the obesity gap between the most and least deprived areas by 2030. But what does that mean in practice? How are partnerships working across organisational boundaries to achieve local success? What approaches are being taken to reduce health inequalities and improve access to community-based solutions?

Chair: Professor Paul Gately, Professor of Exercise and Obesity and CEO of More Life, Leeds Beckett University

10.00 - 10.30

Policy update: interpreting and implementing Chapter 3 of the Childhood Obesity Plan

Richard Sangster, Head, Obesity Policy, Department of Health and Social Care

10.30 - 11.00

Treat and prevent: improving the food environment

Holly Gabriel, Nutrition Campaigner, Action on Sugar

11.00 - 11.30

Introduction to BiteBack followed by Q&A with young activists from BiteBack 2030’s Youth Board

Speaker to be confirmed, BiteBack


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