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Food & Nutrition seminar Next steps for UK food labelling policy and opportunities post-Brexit

Next steps for UK food labelling policy and opportunities post-Brexit

Morning, Tuesday, 12th September 2017

Central London


Examining the next steps for UK food labelling policy, this conference takes place in the context of uncertainty over the future for domestic food labelling policy post-Brexit.

Sessions will consider the future for UK food information regulation in relation to wider policy objectives - including the Obesity Plan and promoting healthier food choices, as well as increasing the UK food and drink industry’s international competitiveness and encouraging greater transparency on product origins, quality and animal welfare standards.

With Defra’s recently publishing its areas of interest for research - including on more effective labelling and consumer confidence in food - delegates will discuss the future of food labelling regulation in a changing food retail market, particularly focusing on the rise in popularity of online grocery shopping, the growth of third-party delivery services, and the position of the out-of-home food sector.

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Childhood Obesity seminar: How the VCS can support healthier communities

Childhood Obesity seminar: How the VCS can support healthier communities

27 April 2017, London


This free one-day seminar hosted by NCB, the Department of Health and Public Health England (PHE) will provide a forum for discussing how the voluntary and community sector (VCS) can support children to lead healthy, active lives, particularly those in deprived communities. It is also an opportunity to hear directly from the Department of Health and PHE about their plans to reduce childhood obesity, including updates on the implementation of the Childhood obesity: a plan for action published last year. Register online.

HEART UK 31st Annual Medical & Scientific Conference

Cholesterol – A Problem Solved?

HEART UK 31st Annual Medical & Scientific Conference

Wednesday 5 – Friday 7 July 2017

Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

Conference website



The conference for medical, scientific, healthcare and student attendees with an interest in lipids, atherosclerosis, cholesterol conditions, cardiovascular disease and nutrition.




Conference website

·         The “Must go” conference for anyone interested in lipids and involved in primary and secondary care or industry

·         2 day Medical & Scientific + Health Care conference programme (Thursday – Friday)

·         PLUS additional Hyperlipidaemia Education study day and Behavioural Change workshop (Wednesday)

·         NEW  GP and primary care workshop session (Thursday)

·         Informative plenary sessions given by eminent speakers

·         Interactive sessions on clinical cases and patient and public issues

·         Sessions suited to clinicians in both primary and secondary care and scientists alike

·         Social programme including Welcome reception and conference dinner

·         Lots of opportunity for networking




Register on line for conference

On line registration is now open to healthcare professionals and industry only.

Early bird registration deadline: 23:59 hrs Monday 8 May

You can choose to attend for the full conference (Wed-Fri), one day or the study day only.

For full details on fees and what is included click here

Become a HEART UK memberenjoy reduced conference registration rates.


Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
Complimentary car parking is available on site.
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Who should attend?

·         Hospital Consultants  |  SpRs  |  Associate Specialists and Specialist Trainees with an interest in Cardiovascular disease  |  Caring Professionals  |  Chemical Pathologists  |  Clinical Lipidologists  |  Diabetologists  |  ​Geneticists  |  Cardiologists  |  Vascular Surgeons  |  Cardiovascular Radiologists  |  Allied Health Professionals  |  Community Pharmacists  |  General Practitioners  |  GPs with Specialist Interest in CVD  |  Physicians  |  Directors of Public Health  |  Healthcare Commissioners  |  Nurses - Specialist Cardiovascular and Lipid Clinic  |  Nurses - Practice  |  Nurses - Genetics Specialist  |  Dietitians  |  Nutritionists  |  Basic Scientists  |  Scientists and researchers in cardiovascular diseases  |  Those with an interest in cardiovascular disease, lipids and atherosclerosis.



Pending for Continuous Professional Development (CPD)via the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for category 1 (external) CPD credit(s).
Endorsed by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) towards the educational content of this learning activity.


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World Kidney Day 2017



The overall objective is to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining

a healthy lifestyle to keep the kidneys healthy, and what can be done to

protect kidneys before disease strikes as well as helping those who already

have kidney disease.


The biggest risk to your kidneys is from uncontrolled diabetes or high blood

pressure, particularly if you are severely overweight or obese. An estimated

one in four adults (one in five children) in the UK are severely overweight

and could therefore face the risk of developing kidney disease.


Click here to download a copy of our kidney health factsheet.


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Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum: Policies for food in schools and early years

Policy priorities for food in schools and early years settings: standards, education and funding

Tuesday, 27th June 2017

Central London



Guest of Honour

Linda Cregan, Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Food Trust and Co-Chair, School Food Plan Alliance



This seminar will assess next steps for policymakers, educators, parents, local councils and suppliers working together to deliver healthy school and early years environments across England - alongside wider moves to reduce childhood obesity levels.

It takes place ahead of a new Ofsted-monitored voluntary healthy rating scheme for primary schools being introduced from September 2017 - as set out in the Government's obesity plan - which will assess how well schools promote and support pupil’s knowledge of healthy eating.

Sessions will examine the priorities for the Department for Education when updating the School Food Standards 2015 in light of refreshed government dietary recommendations, as well as how to ensure academies and free schools also demonstrate a clear commitment to compliance.

Further sessions will consider the possibility of introducing auto-registration for free school meals, with opposition MPs calling for an amendment to the new Digital Economy Bill, to ensure all qualifying low-income families benefit from this entitlement, as well as options for reducing the number of fast food outlets in close proximity to schools such as capping planning permissions or limiting offsite access for students during school hours. 

Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

Implementing policy on sugar reduction - reformulation, consumer choices and regulation


Thursday, 27th April 2017


Central London



Delegates at this conference will discuss the next steps for reducing sugar consumption in the UK. It takes place in light of the recently published policy paper on the Soft Drinks Industry Levy ahead of new legislation being introduced in the Finance Bill 2017 as set out in the Government’s childhood obesityplan. The agenda is being structured to facilitate discussion on implementing the sugar tax, working with consumers to drive behaviour change, and overcoming the practical challenges to reducing sugar content - including discussion on portion size, labelling and reformulation.


Guest of Honour:

Dr Alison Tedstone

National Lead, Diet and Obesity and Chief Nutritionist, Diet and Obesity, Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England


Dr Philippa Whitford, Member, Health Select Committee and Spokesperson for Health, Scottish National Party


Sharon Hodgson MP, Shadow Minister, Public Health


Next steps for tackling obesity: prevention, sugar consumption and policy priorities

Thursday 27th October 2016
Central Edinburgh

This event is CPD certified 

Guests of Honour: Geoff Ogle, ask Chief Executive, ambulance Food Standards Scotland and David Thomson, cialis Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Food and Drink Federation

Following publication of the revised Scottish Dietary Goals - which match SACN’s advice that intake of free sugars should be halved - and Food Standards Scotland’s report on the Scottish diet in December 2015 suggesting a lack of progress towards improving the Scottish diet, this seminar will provide an opportunity for delegates to consider future priorities for tackling obesity. 

Discussion will focus on the potential of further regulation and taxation, including a sugar tax; the role of advertising; latest thinking on consumer choices and behaviour; and the progress and future challenges of the reformulation of products to reduce sugar content.

Further sessions will assess preventative measures adopted by local authorities and schools to tackle childhood obesity and the dissemination of best practice within the industry.

For further details and to book your place, please visit 



Hydration For Life: Can we do more?

For more information and to book click this link

Roles of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in the origin and nutritional management of obesity and metabolic disease conference (NS Winter conference – jointly organised with Royal Society of Medicine)

8 – 9 December 2015
Royal College of Medicine

Further information including background of conference, programme and how to register can be found here.

Call for abstracts/Original Communication deadline: 25 September

Discounted Early bird rate expires on: 11 November 

Dietary Assessment Methods workshop

30 September 2015
Nutrician Society Headquarters, London

The workshop brings together current knowledge and practice on dietary assessment methods, with a particular focus on choosing correct assessment techniques for optimising dietary intake data measurement. The practical, guided session enables delegates to trial computational analysis of dietary data parallel to one-to-one drop-in discussions with experts in the field.

Further information including workshop programme, outline of workshop and how to register can be found here 

Discounted Early bird rate expires on: 3 September

The Nutrition Society Postgraduate Conference 2015

7 - 8 September 2015
Trinity Hall, Cambridge University

Further information including programme, details about how to submit an OC application and registration can be found here.

Call for abstracts/Original Communication (OC) application deadline: 7 August

Statistics for Nutrition Research workshop

4th September
University of Sheffield

This one day Nutrition Society course will cover experimental design, sample size and power calculations; plus more advanced techniques such as modelling outcomes, ANOVA model selection and linear regression including mixed models. 

Further information including workshop programme, outline of workshop and how to register can be found here.



4th International Conference on PreHypertension, Hypertension and Cardio Metabolic Syndrome

Plans for The 4th International Conference on PreHypertension, Hypertension and Cardio Metabolic Syndrome (PreHT, HT & CMS 2016) which will be held in Venice, Italy during 3-6 March, 2016 are going extremely well with the conference endorsed by the European Society of Hypertension (ESH).

The 2016 Congress is the perfect setting to get the most updated, state-of-the art information on the latest developments related to early diagnosis, including innovative technologies and treatments. The program will incorporate presentations by leading specialists as well as oral and poster sessions. 

You are invited to view the preliminary scientific program (which is subject to changes) on our website. The program will also include a special stream for nutrition.

Kindly note that the organisers have taken into consideration that participants will need to take a ferry to the Hotel/Conference Venue and are pleased to offer your members and colleagues the following:

a) The Conference is offering special low registration rates. For registration details: click here

b)  Rooms have been secured at the Conference Venue, the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice with allows us to provide participants with reduced rates. For accommodation details: click here

For further information, please visit the conference website:  

Just good medicine - The role of physical activity in the prevention and management of long term conditions conference

The British Heart Foundation National Centre will be holding its annual conference on Tuesday 22nd September 2015 at Loughborough University in partnership with the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine England. This years conference theme is ‘Just good medicine’ – The role of physical activity in the prevention and management of long term conditions. 

This conference will explore the current and potential role of physical activity in the prevention and management of long term conditions.

Book your place today by phone 01245 328777 
or at 

Click the link above for further details on the content of the programme, including breakout sessions. 

Why attend?

This conference will provide you with the opportunity to:

• examine the current and emerging evidence on the role physical activity plays in disease prevention and long term condition management

• consider current commissioning priorities for the prevention and management of long term conditions and discuss where physical activity can help achieve these

• discuss the opportunities, realities and practical ideas for integrating physical activity into primary and secondary care

• unpick what the evidence says about how to design effective physical activity behaviour change interventions

• join in the debate about genetics, physical activity, sedentary behaviour and tailoring physical activity prescriptions for people with long term conditions

• network with a range of professionals from across academia, primary and secondary care, public health, health and social care, and the voluntary and leisure sector.



OESO 13th World Conference "The Esophagiome", Emerging Issues in Health and Disease

The 13th OESO Conference will take place in Monaco, on August 31 - September 3, 2015

The congress website can be reached at the following web address:

To find out further details about the scientific programme, please see the following link:  

Online registration can be accessed at the following site: 


The 2nd Diabetes Surgery Summit


The 2nd Diabetes Surgery Summit

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is our pleasure to announce the 2nd Diabetes Surgery Summit (DSS-II), one of the most important scientific events of 2015.

Despite evidence that bariatric/metabolic surgery can achieve excellent control of type 2 diabetes and reduce cardiometabolic risk, this potentially life-saving approach has not yet been properly integrated in the treatment algorithm of type 2 diabetes.

The 2nd Diabetes Surgery Summit (DSS-II) is a consensus conference aimed at the development of clinical guidelines for surgical treatment of type 2 diabetes. The DSS-II will be held jointly with the 3rd World Congress on Interventional Therapies of Type 2 Diabetes (London, UK; Sept 28-30, 2015)

The DSS-II is organised in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), Diabetes UK (DUK) and the Chinese Diabetes Society (CDS). A multidisciplinary group of experts in the field of endocrinology, metabolic surgery, nutrition, cardiology and official representatives of leading diabetes organisations will develop guidelines and recommendations. A draft with proposed guidelines will be presented during dedicated plenary sessions of the World Congress in London and discussed by other thought leaders and by the audience.

We cordially invite you to attend the joint DSS-II and 3rd World Congress and actively participate in a seminal event that will lay the foundation of modern, multimodality care of diabetes. 

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Francesco Rubino, MD 
King’s College, London
London, UK

Philip R. Schauer, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland (OH), USA

David E. Cummings, MD
Uinversity of Washington
Seattle (WA) USA

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD 
Harvard Medical School
Boston (MA), USA


The National Obesity Forum's Annual Conference 2014


To view the full details of this year's annual conference, please click here.


IFSO 2017 Conference

 IFSO 2017 Conference


Dear Colleagues,


We cordially invite you to the 22nd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, to be held in the QEII Centre, London from 29 August – 2 September 2017.

London is a fantastic destination! The conference centre is located at the heart of the Westminster area directly adjacent to the Houses of Parliament. The meeting promises to be the largest ever IFSO Congress and we look forward to welcoming professionals with an interest in the surgical treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

We are focusing on all aspects of multidisciplinary care. We will be demonstrating live operating from around the world with the latest techniques, as well as state-of-the-art lectures from invited world leaders.

 We look forward to seeing you in London.


Kind regards,

Richard Welbourn,

Congress President, LOC, Scientific Co-Chair IFSO 2017

For further details and to book your place, please visit



Next steps for school food and children's nutrition

Next steps for school food and children's nutrition

Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James's Street, London SW1A 1LR

This event is CPD certified


Guests of Honour: Myles Bremner, Director, School Food Plan and Carrieanne Marie Bishop, National Chair, Lead Association for Catering in Education


This seminar is supported by Chartwells. 


Delegates at this conference will assess progress and next steps to improve school food and children's nutrition, and early lessons from the School Food Plan, and the mandatory school food standards which came into force in January 2015.

Attendees will also discuss the progress of the Plan in delivering its aims of universal free meals for infants, increasing logistical support for head teachers, the opening of breakfast clubs and putting cookery back on the curriculum, as well as how practical and funding issues are being tackled - and challenges for further implementation.

Further sessions will assess the impact of the Government's proposed new food standards which detail changes to the way that school meals are planned and delivered, with the aim of ensuring greater flexibility within individual schools. Delegates will also have the opportunity to discuss childhood nutrition more broadly, looking at parental responsibility, and encouraging children to take an interest in how food is grown and produced, and in pursuing an active, healthy lifestyle.

We are delighted to announce that Myles Bremner, Director, School Food Plan; Linda Cregan, Chief Executive, Children's Food Trust; Guy Mason, Head of Corporate Affairs, Wm Morrison Supermarkets; Carrieanne Marie Bishop, National Chair, Lead Association for Catering in Education; Rosie Boycott, Chair, London Food Board; Jennifer McBratney, Lead for Food in School Policy: Public Health Agency for Northern Ireland and Judith Hanvey, Regional Food in Schools Coordinator, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.

Councillor David Simmonds, Chair, Children and Young People Board, Local Government Association and Councillor, London Borough of Hillingdon; Bill Bartlett, Corporate Affairs Director and Global Lead External Relations, McCain Foods; Olayinka Ewuola, Director, Eagle Solutions Services; Adele Godsmark, School Health Partnerships Adviser & Healthy Norfolk Schools, Norfolk Children’s Services; Fiona Hamilton-Fairley, Chief Executive Officer and Principal, The Kids' Cookery School; Amanda Donnelly, National Development Manager, Food for Life Partnership and the Soil Association; Fiona Moir, Healthy Schools Co-ordinator, Somerset County Council; Dr Michael Nelson, Director, Public Health Nutrition Research; and Sue Fletcher-White, Food Education Manager, Colham Manor Primary, Middlesex have also agreed to speak at this seminar.

Sharon Hodgson MP, Shadow Women and Equalities Minister and Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on School Food and Sir Nick Harvey MP have kindly agreed to chair this seminar.


British Nutrition Foundation Half Day Symposium: New Frontiers in Fibre

British Nutrition Foundation Half Day Symposium: New Frontiers in Fibre
12.30pm  – 4.30pm - 29 January 2015

Governor's Hall
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
SE1 7EH London


In light of the increased interest in the importance of fibre in our diet, the British Nutrition Foundation is holding a half day symposium, New Frontiers in Fibre, exploring fibre and health. This will include presentations discussing emerging research on the role of fibre and novel fibres in mineral absorption, immunity, cardiovascular disease and obesity. The event will also explore the implications of increasing fibre in the diet generally, and in certain clinical groups. The symposium will include individual presentations by experts in the field followed by a facilitated Q&A panel discussion.


There is also the opportunity to live stream the event via the event website.

For a full programme and more details go to the 
website or to register go to Eventbrite.  




Updating the NICE guidelines for obesity: The science behind the guidelines

Association for the Study of Obesity

East of England

In association with the
Norfolk Obesity Network

Meeting 13 January 2015, Cambridge


Updating the NICE guidelines for obesity: The science behind the guidelines

Registration is open at the site below:

This meeting will focus on the science behind the NICE obesity guidance. Dr Adrienne Cullum will present an overview of the evidence that forms the guidelines for the prevention and management of obesity, and Dr Carly Hughes will focus on the recent updates to CG43 - specifically the limiting of VLCD use to exceptional circumstances, and recommendations for referral to and after-care for bariatric surgery. Dr Anthony Leeds will then explore whether the guidance that limits the use of VLCDs is really supported by the scientific evidence, and Dr Helen Paretti will share the RGCP's top tips for managing patients post-bariatric surgery.

If you have any queries regarding the meeting please contact the East of England regional coordinator, Amy Ahern, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



'Talking the Talk on Obesity and Malnutrition' - 17th March 2015

Practical training for all non-specialist nurses and doctors working in primary care

Featuring a workshop format plus interactive workbook and reflective templates, the study day will enable staff to incorporate evidence-based approaches to obesity and malnutrition within routine consultations.

The interactive course will take a strong focus on supporting behaviour change using motivational interviewing techniques, addressing issues such as goal setting, helping patients with severe and complex obesity, plus approaches for staff who have a weight problem themselves.

Achieve the RCGP Introductory Certificate in Obesity, Malnutrition and Health
This ‘hands on’ training complements the RCGP Obesity and Malnutrition e-learning sessions. Completion of both activities (e-learning sessions and study day) achieves the requirements for The RCGP Introductory Certificate in Obesity, Malnutrition and Health.


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The Sugar Reduction Summitt: Science, Policy and Public Health

The forthcoming Sugar Reduction Summit – Science, viagra 40mg Policy and Public Health will take place at the Royal Society, see London on Wednesday 9th July 2014.

Registration is now open and full details for this important one day event, can be found on the website  
Early Bird rates will apply until 12th June. 

Sugar’s role in obesity has dominated news headlines this year invoking parallels between the tobacco and food industries and isolating sugar’s role in diet-related diseases. With almost two thirds of adults in the UK now classified as overweight or obese, there is no doubt that obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of our time.  But what part does sugar play in obesity and ill-health? When consumed as part of a calorie-controlled diet, should it be singled out as any more to blame or any more harmful than fats or other carbohydrates and should sugar reduction be a health priority? 

With the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition’s Carbohydrate Report due out in June, The Sugar Reduction Summit provides a much needed neutral and balanced platform for policy makers and key stakeholders within the health, scientific and food and nutrition industries to come together and explore evidence-based research on the impact of sugar in our diets and to debate whether sugar reduction should be a health priority, how harmful sugar really is and how sugar reduction might be achieved practically. 

The event, which is supported by The Wolfson Institute, will include high level briefings from leading experts followed by panel debates and open-floor discussions which will allow key questions to be asked and explored in a balanced and objective environment.

To see the full programme and confirmed speakers, please click here. Hosted places have been reserved for press and policy makers.

Presentations include:

•   An overview of sugar consumption trends from Public Health England

•   A look at the systematic reviews on the harms of excessive sugar consumption

•   Dental evidence and its impact on the setting of upper limits of consumption

•   The impact of sugar on energy regulation

•   The arguments for and against the hypothesis that sugar is harmful beyond its calorific value

•   Reformulation strategies and the food industry’s role in sugar reduction

•   Government’s role in regulating nutritional content of food

•   Personal choice and consumer responsibility

•   A review of population based interventions and their effectiveness

Key speakers include: 

Professor Jason Halford – Chair, UK Association for the Study of Obesity  l Dr Alison Tedstone - Director of Diet and Obesity/Chief Nutritionist, Public Health England l Professor Susan Jebb OBE- Chair, Public Health Responsibility Deal l Professor Jim Mann – Professor in Human Nutrition and Medicine, University of Otago New Zealand  l Professor Graham MacGregor - Chair of Action on Sugar l Professor Terence Stephenson - Chair of The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges l Professor Robert Lustig MD – Professor of Pediatrics, University of California l Professor Luc Tappy MD – Senior Researcher at the Institute of Physiology, University of Lausanne Switzerland l Professor Paula Moynihan – Professor of  Nutrition and Oral Health, Newcastle University l Kate Halliwell – Food and Health Manager, Food and Drink Federation l  Dr Wayne Morley – Head of Food Innovation, Leatherhead Food Research | Professor Jack Winkler – Former Professor of Nutrition Policy, London Metropolitan University l Luciana Berger - Shadow Minister for Public Health l Sue Davies - Head of Food Policy, Which? l Dr Mike Rayner- Director of The British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention l Melanie Leech - Director General at The Food and Drink Federation

Registration is now open and early-bird rates apply until 12th June.  To register for the Summit please click here.

If you have any questions or would like further information on any aspect of the event, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0208 241 2249.


HEART UK 28th Annual Conference

HEART UK 28TH Annual Conference

Hot Topics In Hyperlipidaemia – The Impact Of Personalised Medicine

The conference for medical, cialis scientific, student and patient attendees with an interest in cardiovascular disease, lipids, atherosclerosis, cholesterol conditions and nutrition.

Wednesday 2 – Friday 4 July 2014
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry

Implementing the School Food Plan - education, standards and free school meals

Implementing the School Food Plan - education, standards and free school meals


Date: Monday, 2nd June 2014

Venue: The Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, LONDON SW1X 7DR

Time: 8.30 - 13.00 

Guest of Honour: Myles Bremner, Director, School Food Plan

This seminar will provide a timely opportunity to assess the progress being made to improve school food and children's nutrition, one year on from the release of the School Food Plan. Planned sessions focus on the introduction of universal infant school meals from September 2014, with particular attention to the latest thinking on securing access to funding, improving the quality of school kitchens and the potential for expanding the scheme to include more children.

With Government also due to implement revised school food standards and introduce cooking lessons to the national curriculum for 7-14 year olds from September 2014, delegates will have the opportunity to discuss the challenges for their implementation - including ensuring the understanding of new regulations and the readiness of schools and caterers. Sessions will bring together key policymakers from Parliament and Whitehall with regulators and stakeholders with an interest in this area, including schools, academies, free schools, suppliers, local authorities, charities, commentators and campaign groups.

To register for this event and to view the full agenda, please click the following link:


NOF Annual Conference 2013

Short Q&A video footage is available in the links below from the Annual National Conference of the Obesity Forum held on 19 November 2013 at the Royal Geographical Society, London. The conference explored the complexity of the obesity epidemic and highlighted some of the latest progress in the prevention and control of the condition.

Aseem Malhotra - Can dietary changes rapidly and substantially improve cardiovascular outcomes?

David Haslam - Chair of the National Obesity Forum

Greg Whyte - Exercise and the common man - often an uncommon occurrence

Matthew Capehorn - Clinical Director of the National Obesity Forum

Sarah Schenker - The 5:2 diet: should it be the way forward for all of us?

Tania Morley - A delegate viewpoint



National Obesity Awareness Week 2015


National Obesity Awareness Week 2015 is only round the corner!

Taking place on 12th - 18th January, we'd love for you to get involved and spread obesity awareness.

This year we are asking the UK to join us in a national New Year’s resolution to help improve the nation’s health. Whether it’s cooking more healthily, avoiding snacks, or being a little more physically active, join in and make your healthy New Year’s resolution now!

View our National Obesity Awareness Week website at the following link to see how you can get involved: 


To download your supporters pack, please click here.


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National Obesity Awareness Week 2017


National Obesity Awareness Week 2017 is only round the corner!

Taking place on 9th - 15th January, we'd love for you to get involved and spread obesity awareness.

This year we are asking the UK to join us in a national New Year’s resolution to help improve the nation’s health. Whether it’s cooking more healthily, avoiding snacks, or being a little more physically active, 
join in and make your healthy New Year’s resolution now!

View our National Obesity Awareness Week website at the following link to see how you can get involved: 



To download your supporters pack, please click here.

Space hoppers invade Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Space hoppers invade Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will today host sports involving space hoppers and dodging volleyballs as the winners of a national schools competition test their newly created sports with schoolchildren from East London. The event highlights the benefits of physical activity as part of National Obesity Awareness Week.

The best three entries from a national schools competition, in which entrants were challenged to devise a new and innovative sport or game, will be showcased at a reception hosted by the National Obesity Forum. Students from schools around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will test the innovative, quirky and unique games alongside their inventors. Entries include ‘Foot Golf’, a game of golf played with a football and using cones, logs and tunnels as obstacles, ‘Space Ball’, football played on space hoppers and ‘Volley-Dodge’, a mixture between dodgeball and volleyball.

The winners and runners-up in both junior and infant categories of the competition, who produced picture diaries of their physical activity, will also attend the event.

Almost 20 per cent of children aged 10 and 11 in the UK are categorised as obese, with only one in five local authorities allocating funding to tackle childhood obesity. The National Obesity Forum’s goal for National Obesity Awareness Week 2015 is to encourage people to take action and promote the manageable ways obesity can be tackled.

The winners of the national schools competition will be awarded funding towards the development of an outdoor area for their school, and the runners-up will receive funding for sports equipment for their school, courtesy of The Walt Disney Company.  

Professor David Haslam, Chair of the National Obesity Forum, said:

“A third of children aged 10-11 are either overweight or obese, and this is something that must be addressed. We need to encourage young people to be physically active and this was our goal when running our competition. We’ve had hundreds of remarkable entries and are very pleased to be able to showcase the winners and runners up today. It’s been a great success and we’ve received outstanding feedback from schools and parents.”


Matthew Grossman, Vice President Citizenship, The Walt Disney Company (Europe, Middle East & Africa) said:

“The Walt Disney Company seeks to inspire children and their families to lead healthier lifestyles. National Obesity Awareness Week is a great campaign and we’re excited to be supporting the competition for the second year. One of the winners from 2014 used Disney’s funding to build an outdoor gym that benefited the whole school and we’re excited about how this year’s prizes will inspire and benefit more children around the UK.”


Karen West, Head of Sport and Health, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, said:

“We are delighted to offer fun and exciting activities in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park which appeal to all age groups. This innovative project provides us with exciting new ways to encourage young people to become physically active in order to reduce their chances of becoming obese.”



Further information about National Obesity Awareness Week 2015 can be found at


Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust and the Rotherham Titans help mark National Obesity Awareness Week with a juicy cycle challenge

The Rotherham Titans star players and staff from throughout the Trust have been helping to raise awareness of obesity by taking part in a bike-blender cycle to make healthy fruit smoothies. The event, held in the hospital’s Community Corner, was a great success, helping to raise awareness of healthy living and the variety of services available in Rotherham to tackle obesity.

Reshape Rotherham, TRFT’s free, local weight management service and the Rotherham MoreLife Club, for overweight and obese children and their families, were present at the event to provide information about the services and support they provide. Alyson Fedak, Weight Management Team Leader for Nutrition and Dietetic Services at TRFT, said: “The bike-blender cycle was a really fun way to engage with members of the public about obesity and healthy living, whilst also raising awareness of the weight management services available in Rotherham. I would like to thank everyone who took part and to the Rotherham Titans for supporting us.”

For further information about any of Rotherham’s Weight Management Services, including contact numbers, visit the Rotherham NHS website: 


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