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Childhood Obesity

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 from 15:00 to 17:00 (GMT)

Childhood Obesity

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Childhood Obesity

One fifth of children are overweight or obese when they begin school, and this figure increases to one third by the time they leave primary school. Obesity prevalence among children in both Reception and Year 6 also increases with increased socioeconomic deprivation. The long-awaited childhood obesity plan was published in August 2016, but concerns have been raised as to whether the government’s plan for action will significantly reduce childhood obesity.

The seminar will take the form of a panel discussion, chaired by Maggie Throup MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Adult and Childhood Obesity, with leading experts from research and questions from the audience. Discussion will focus on the strengths and weaknesses of the government’s plan for action, what more needs to be done and how best to assess what’s working and what’s not. Questions and comments ahead of the event are invited through the hashtag #POSTobesity.

The event is being held in the Attlee Suite in Portcullis House. The entrance to Portcullis House is marked as number 4 on this map of Parliament. Please allow twenty minutes to clear security. Let us know if there is anything to make this event more accessible to you.

Programme

Chair:

Maggie Throup MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Adult and Childhood Obesity and member of the House of Commons Health Select Committee

3.00pm Registration and Refreshments

3.15pm Chair’s Welcome

3.20pm Panel discussion, with questions from the audience

Panel members:

Dr Jean Adams

Senior Research Fellow, MRC Epidemiology Unit & Centre for Diet and Activity Research, University of Cambridge

Professor Paul Dobson

Professor of Business Strategy and Public Policy and Head of Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia

Professor Mary Fewtrell

Professor of Paediatric Nutrition, University College London Institute of Child Health

Professor Rebecca Hardy

Scientific Programme Leader, Medical Research Council Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, University College London

Gillian Prior

Head of Health and Biomedical Surveys, NatCen Social Research

4.20pm Government spokesperson (TBC)

4.30pm Refreshments

5.00pm Close

Do you have questions about Childhood Obesity? Contact Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

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Attlee Suite
Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament
Westminster
SW1A 2LW London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 from 15:00 to 17:00 (GMT)


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Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

Houses of Parliament

Westminster

London

SW1A 0AA

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7219 8377

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