FHF obesity conference

Venue House of Lords

The Forum held a half-day conference on obesity on 13 November 2012 at which expert guest speakers gave members an overview of recent obesity policy developments; looked in detail at the complex issues involved in appetite; discussed sugar consumption in relation to obesity; and examined additional policy responses to obesity, including intervention during early life and the possible use of price instruments. The full conference report and the slides used by some of our guest speakers are available below, under the list of conference subjects and guest speakers.


Overview of developments since Obesity action plan published October 2011
Dr Susan Jebb OBE, Head of Diet and Population Health at the Medical Research Council Human Nutrition Research unit (HNR), Cambridge.

Can we rely on the food industry to help lead the policy response to obesity?
Terence Stephenson, Nuffield Professor of Child Health, UCL, London

Appetite & weight gain
Dr Tony Goldstone, Senior Clinical Scientist, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Imperial College, London

Food production techniques & obesity
William Leith, journalist and author

Sugar consumption & health
Dr Alison Boyd, Director, Sugar Nutrition UK

Responding to obesity: impact of nutrition in early life
Keith Godfrey, Professor of Epidemiology and Human Development, Southampton University.

Responding to obesity: diet & exercise
Lord McColl CBE

Responding to obesity: using price instruments to influence consumption
Professor Jack Winkler, Nutrition Policy Unit, London Metropolitan University (retired)


Meeting documents

Dr Alison Boyd presentation slides (1,871k)

Dr Susan Jebb presentation slides (558k)

Dr Tony Goldstone presentation slides (2,690k)

Prof Keith Godfrey presentation slides (1,309k)

Prof Terence Stephenson presentation slides (3,466k)

FHF Obesity Conference Report (November 2012) (620k)

Archived meeting documents