Food Active Annual Conference ‘Healthy Weight in all Policies’

Food Active Annual Conference ‘Healthy Weight in all Policies’

Come and join us at our annual Food Active conference on 22nd September 2017. ‘Healthy Weight in all Policies’ at The Mechanics’ Centre in Central Manchester (9am – 1pm).

The North West’s approach to healthy weight is getting interest nationally. Come and find out why and share your approaches with colleagues over a healthy (light) lunch.

Confirmed speakers include:

Jamie Blackshaw, Team Leader: Obesity and Healthy Weight, PHE

Cllr Graham Cain, Cabinet Secretary (Resilient Communities), Blackpool Council (Chair)

Professor Simon Capewell, Vice President for Health Policy, Faculty of Public Health

Alison Cox, Director of Cancer Prevention, Cancer Research UK

Robin Ireland, Director of Research (honorary), Food Active

Ken Perry, Director, Do-Well UK

Sarah Price, Executive Lead – Population Health & Commissioning, GM Health & Social Care Partnership

Dr Arif Rajpura, Director of Public Health, Blackpool Council

Cathy Weatherup, Strategic Lead, Health and Sustainability Hub, Policy, Research and International Development Directorate, Public Health Wales

To register go to:

The full programme can be found here.

Use the hashtag #FoodActive2017 to keep up to date with all the latest conference news.

Print this article


Find out more about the Food Active team and the Food Active Network

What we Do

Find out more about our programme of work and our priorities

Policy Change

Explore our work on influencing policy both locally and nationally


Discover our range of campaigns to promote behaviour change


Find out more about our research to understand and explore the food environment


Get up to speed with our past conferences and events programme