06 Apr 2016 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.
Presentations are available below: