Food Matters Live 2021, 9-10 March | 29-30 June | 16-17 Nov


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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

 

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