#FoodActive2018 Conference Programme: 1 week to go!

#FoodActive2018 Conference Programme: 1 week to go!

It is less than one week to go until the Food Active 2018 Conference, ‘Childhood Obesity: Let’s Start at the Very Beginning’ to be held at Bridge 5 Mill, Manchester from 10am -3pm.

The conference is being held in response to the lack of focus on early years and maternal health in the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan, Chapter 2 and will bring together a group of experts to share evidence on the importance of healthy weight from pre-pregnancy to pre-school, with the opportunity for delegates to share good practice and discuss what support is needed for local authorities to tackle childhood obesity.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr. Julie Abayomi, Reader of Dietetics, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Dr. Sara Ahern, Research Fellow, Born in Bradford
  • Dierdre de Barra, Head of Information, Tommy’s Midwvies
  • Dr. Emma Boyland, Psychologist, University of Liverpool
  • Dr. Sandra Davies, Director of Public Health, Liverpool City Council
  • Nicky Dennison, Child Obesity and Physical Activity Programme Manager, Public Health England
  • Professor Jason Halford, Head of Deparment, University of Liverpool
  • Dr Julie Lanigan, Principle Research Fellow, University College London
  • Gill Thornton, Head of Programme, Better Start Bradford

The full programme can be found by following the link below.

Food Active Conference Programme – Childhood Obesity: Let’s Start at the Very Beginning

 

Please note that the conference is currently fully booked. If you would like to be places on the waiting list, please email beth.bradshaw@foodactive.org.uk

Use the hashtag #FoodActive2018 to keep up to date with all the latest conference news.


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Marita Hennessy is a Health Research Board-funded SPHeRE PhD Scholar within the Health Behaviour Change Research Group at NUI Galway.