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Food Active Event Summary: Promoting Healthy Weight – National Policy to Local Action

Food Active Event Summary: Promoting Healthy Weight – National Policy to Local Action

Food Active, Champs and NW ADPH recently facilitated and hosted the Regional Healthy Weight Event: ‘Promoting Healthy Weight – National Policy to Local Action’. Over 100 delegates from academia, local authorities and the third sector across the North West registered to attend.

The half day conference gave delegates an opportunity to consider recent government announcements that support promotion of healthy weight and how local authorities might further advance the healthy weight agenda.

Presentations were received from Food Active representatives, Abdul Razzaq and Robin Ireland. Jo Ralling – Campaign Director of the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, Ben Reynolds – Deputy Director of Sustain and Arif Rajpura – Director of Public Health, Blackpool, presented local examples of new approaches to addressing unhealthy weight and sugar consumption. The event and panel debates were chaired by Matthew Ashton, Chair of the Cheshire and Merseyside Directors of Public Health Executive Board.

The event summary can be found below, this includes feedback from the event and round table discussions.

Event Summary March 23rd 2016

Presentations are available below:

Abdul Razzaq – Healthy Weight: National Policy and Priorities

Martin O’Flaherty and Simon Capewell – Evidence Based Food Policy and Equity: Lilac Research

Robin Ireland – A Regional Healthy Weight Campaign

Arif Rajpura – Adopting a Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight

Ben Reynolds and Jo Ralling – Sugar Smart UK


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