#FoodActive2021 Conference Hub

The #FoodActive2021 Conference Hub

On Thursday 4th November 2021, we held our virtual annual conference – this year focusing on the impact of weight stigma.

‘Eliminating Weight Stigma: A Call to Action’ brought together over 300 delegates and speakers, representing local authority public health, communications and 0-19 services teams, NHS colleagues, students, community and voluntary organisations, campaign groups and more to discuss how we can eliminate weight stigma. You can check out the Conference Programme here.

We also be launched our very own dedicated Resource Hub for tools and materials to address weight stigma. The Hub contains of a compilation of Food Active’s own resources, guest blogs and case studies as well as signposting to some other fantastic external resources from the likes of world Obesity Federation, Obesity UK, APPG Obesity, UConn Rudd Centre for Food Policy and Health and more.

This hub contains a recording of the event, and list of presentations featured as part of the agenda. If you would like to access a copy of any of our speaker’s presentations, please email info@foodactive.org.uk.

We would like to say a big thank you to all our fantastic line up of speakers, panelists and chair for supporting the event.


‘Obesity through a different lens’

Angela Chesworth, Patient Advocate

How can we reduce the risk of exacerbating stigma through the National Child Measurement Programme?

Professor Fiona Gillison, Professor of Health Psychology, University of Bath

Weight stigma in healthcare

Professor Sadaf Farooqi, Professor of Metabolism and Medicine, University of Cambridge

The Policy Impact of Obesity Stigma

Alfred Slade, Public Affairs Manager, Obesity Health Alliance

Healthy Weight Coaches Training Programme

Dr Alison Feeley, Team Leader, Obesity and Healthy Weight Team, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities

A Weight Neutral Approach in Kirklees

Alison Millbourn, Public Health Manager, Kirklees Council

Health Gains Approach in a 0-19 Service

Gemma Holdsworth and Jill Harrison, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust


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