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Tackling obesity: exploring the impact of policies in practice

Following a wake up call from COVID-19, the new obesity strategy from government has put an immediate call for action around the need to tackle obesity with a range of interventions ranging from bans on junk food advertising before 9pm, changes to calorie labelling and a consultation on alcohol. But, does it go far enough?

Set against the increased focus as a result of COVID-19, campaigners argue that there is no comprehensive long-term strategy to address the underlying problems that underpin the alarming rates of obesity.

Experts from public health, policy and industry will explore the policies and their potential impact across communities. They will examine best practice from other countries and discuss the role that industry, education, psychology and behavioural science can play in changing dietary habits.

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