#FoodActive2019 Conference Hub

Healthy Weight in all Policies: Two Years On
Welcome to the #FoodActive2019 Conference Hub! Here you will find all of the speakers presentations from the event, which are available to view and download below.
On Tuesday 12th November we held our annual conference in Manchester, titled ‘Healthy Weight in all Policies: Two Years On’. In 2017 we held our first ‘Healthy Weight in all Policies’ conference, and this year we are reflected back on the progress made on the obesity agenda and plans for the future, finally considering how healthy weight can be considered across all organisations and departments.
The sold-out conference brought together 100 speakers and delegates from local authorities, public health progressionals, academics, the third sector, NHS, Government departments and more. The event was kindly chaired by Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy, President of the Association for the Directors of Public Health and Director of Public Health for Tameside.
By scrolling down this page, you can either remind yourself of any key presentations and for those of you who were not able to attend, get fully up to speed with everything that was covered across the day by accessing our event report, presentations and gallery.
If you would like to access a copy of our speaker’s presentations, please email info@foodactive.org.uk.

#FoodActive2019 Gallery

Take a look at all of the photos from speakers, delegates and posters in our gallery below on Flickr.

Thank you to our fantastic photographers Anima Bihi and Michael Viggars for capturing these shots.


Matthew Ashton

Lead Director of Public Health, Food Active
Food Active: a collaborative approach

Professor Simon Capewell

Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Institute of Population Health Sciences, University of Liverpool
Population based approaches to preventing non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
Keynote Presentation

Dr Susan Lloyd

Executive Policy Lead, Faculty of Public Health
Healthy weight – the long term plan and beyond
The role of system leadership and healthy weight

Professor Dominic Harrison

Director of Public Health, Blackburn with Darwen
The Pennine Lancashire approach: trailblazing ideas to address inequalities and reduce obesity

Dave Sweeney

Executive Implementation Lead, Cheshire and Merseyside Healthcare Partnership
MECC, a real chance for scale
System-wide approaches to addressing obesity

Dr Duncan Radley

Senior Research Fellow, Leeds Beckett University
The whole systems approach to obesity

Robin Ireland

Director of Research, Food Active
The Local Government Declaration on Healthy Weight: where we are now and where we are heading

Healthy Weight Declaration Impact and Influence Report

Don’t forget to take a look at our NEW Impact and Influence Report, which was officially launched at the conference by our Lead Director of Public Health, Matthew Ashton.

The report showcases how Declaration has had impact in eight different local authorities across England, including: Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Devon, Knowsley, Lancashire, Leeds, Liverpool and Sefton.

Matthew Philpott

Chief Executive, Health Equalities Group
An NHS Healthy Weight Declaration

Vicki Barnes

Staff Health and Wellbeing Lead, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS
Impact of the Declaration: what has been achieved at a local level?

Richard Merrifield

Advanced Public Health Practitioner, Devon County Council
Public insights: Healthy Weight Declaration survey findings

Deborah Lowe

Advanced Health Improvement Specialist, Leeds City Council
How Leeds put the pieces together

Emma Strachan

Health Improvement Specialists (Food and Nutrition), Leeds City Council

Dr Arif Rajpura

Director of Public Health, Blackpool Council
What it means to be first? Keeping the momentum and driving change

Katherine Taylor

Public Health Programme Officer, Cumbria County Council
Taking a two-tier Local Authority approach to the Healthy Weight Declaration
Keynote Presentation

Professor Corinna Hawkes

Director of the Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London
Municipal approaches to tackling obesity: perspectives from London and around the world


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