TUESDAY 9 MARCH, LIVE WEBCASTS
Latest figures show that 63% of adults and 1 in 3 children leaving primary school in England are overweight or obese. As well as this costing the NHS £6bn a year in treatment of obesity-related illnesses, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the mortal risks of living with excess weight and urgency with which this problem needs to be addressed. This up-to-the-minute panel will bring together key stakeholders to demystify the latest guidance and plot a roadmap for the future.
Chair: Professor David J Hunter, Emeritus Professor of Health Policy and Management, Population Health Sciences Institute, Newcastle University
|09.30 - 10.00||
Obesity policy in a global context
Johanna Ralston, CEO, World Obesity Federation
|10.00 - 10.30||
What does the latest policy demand of the food industry?
Amy Glass, UK Diet and Health Policy Manager, Food and Drink Federation
|10.30 - 11.00||
Next steps: consultations and conclusions
Tom Wood, Policy lead, Healthy Weight Team, Department of Health and Social Care