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Community nutrition

Live webcast: improving community nutrition 

These detailed sessions will address new thinking and strategies to tackle nutrition and poor dietary habits across communities.

Among the themes, experts will discuss new thinking to tackle obesity in adults and young people, assess best practice in communities to combat childhood obesity, explore the connection between nutrition and mental health and wellbeing and discuss measures to overcome food poverty in communities.

Join nutrition and public health experts, academics, dietitians, community practitioners, nutrition and foodservice professionals and policy makers together with health psychologists and behavioural scientists as they provide practical insights and share best practice and learnings.

Schedule 2021

Tuesday 29th June


10:00 - 11:30 Tackling obesity at a local level: developing a whole systems approach

10:00 - 10:30 Understanding the global scale of the problem: why is obesity policy missing the mark?

10:30 - 11:00 Case study of success: whole systems approaches to improving local nutrition outcomes

11:00 - 11:30 Panel Discussion - Next steps for public health policy: a case for positive nutrition?

12:00 - 13:30 Narrowing the gap: local progress to achieving health equity

12:00 - 12:30 Latest figures on the impact of social determinants on health, post-Covid

12:30 - 13:00 Examining the potential value of a cross-governmental strategy to tackling health inequalities

13:00 - 13:30 Spotlight on London-wide initiatives to address inequalities

14:00 - 15:00 Spotlight on the Covid-19 Public Health Road Map

15:30 - 17:00 Addressing the causes of malnutrition: a community action plan

15:30 - 16:00 Tackling disease-related malnutrition in the community

16:00 - 16:30 Case study: optimising care home nutrition

16:30 - 17:00 Examining the impact of social media and technology on attitudes towards nutrition and weight


Wednesday, 30th June

10:00 - 11:30 Championing nutrition and healthy eating habits in children at school and in the community

10:00 - 10:30 Policy update: what next for obesity policy?

10:30 - 11:00 Latest findings and lessons learned from the Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Programme: Summer 2021 update

11:00 - 11:30 Examining the impact of physical activity on health outcomes and attitudes

12:00 - 13:30 Incentivising healthy weight: the best approach?

12:00 - 12:30 Examining the package of support: aims and intentions

12:30 - 13:00 Case study: Singapore's National Steps Challenge

13:00 - 13:30 Taking a gamification approach: enhancing exercise and health programmes

14:00 - 15:30 Psychology of healthy eating

14:00 - 14:30 Examining the impact of multiple lockdowns and societal restrictions on eating habits: the Food in a Pandemic report

14:30 - 15:00 Eating as a form of behaviour: supporting positive change

15:00 - 15:30 Case study supporting people to adopt healthier attitudes to food and nutrition

16:00 - 17:00 Panel discussion - Making sense of the relationship between diet and mental health to improve local outcomes

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