Scotland Policy Conferences

Policy priorities for tackling obesity in Scotland

Morning, Wednesday, 21st February 2018

Royal Society Edinburgh, 22-26 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will be a timely opportunity to discuss the recently published draft diet and obesity strategy, A healthier future - action and ambitions on diet, activity and healthy weight.


It is bringing together stakeholders with policymakers to assess the key issues and next steps for tackling obesity in Scotland, with the Scottish Government consulting on the strategy’s proposals.


Delegates will consider the potential implications of the strategy’s proposals for the food and drink industry, health practitioners and consumers - including: action to limit price promotion on food and drink products that are high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS); extending restrictions on the advertising of HFSS products to all programmes before the 9pm watershed; practical support for food manufacturers to reformulate their products; and initiatives to encourage greater levels of physical activity.



Guests of Honour

Elspeth Macdonald

Deputy Chief Executive, Food Standards Scotland

Aileen Campbell MSP

Minister for Public Health and Sport, The Scottish Government

Guests of Honour

Aileen Campbell MSP

Minister for Public Health and Sport, The Scottish Government

Elspeth Macdonald

Deputy Chief Executive, Food Standards Scotland

Chairs

Kenneth Gibson MSP

Co-Convener, Cross-Party Group on Improving Scotland’s Health: 2021 and Beyond

Brian Whittle MSP

Spokesperson for Health Education, Lifestyle and Sport, The Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Speakers

Tommy George

Community Development Manager, Edinburgh Leisure

Professor Linda Bauld

Cancer Prevention Champion, Cancer Research UK and Professor of Health Policy, University of Stirling

David Thomson

Chief Executive Officer, Food and Drink Federation Scotland

Dr David Blane

Academic GP, University of Glasgow

Michelle Norman

Corporate Affairs Director, GB and Ireland, Lucozade Ribena Suntory

Shahriar Coupal

Director, Committees of Advertising Practice

Ewan MacDonald-Russell

Head of Policy and External Affairs, Scottish Retail Consortium

Laura Martin

Public Health Intelligence Advisor, NHS Health Scotland

Sue Davies

Chief Policy Advisor, Which?