Public Policy Exchange Webinar - Tackling Childhood Obesity in the UK & EU: Developing Practical Solutions and Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

Event Type
External
Source
Other
Clinical Category
Childhood Obesity
Target Audience
Healthcare professionals
Movement and Exercise professionals

Tackling Childhood Obesity in the UK & EU:
Developing Practical Solutions and Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

Tuesday, 29th March 2022

09:30-13:00

This symposium will provide an invaluable opportunity to improve understanding of the root causes of childhood obesity, bringing together stakeholders in order to discuss and evaluate existing efforts to tackle the issue. 

Programme

  • Analyse the impact of Covid-19 on levels of childhood obesity across the UK and EU 
  • Examine existing UK policy on childhood obesity and identify potential strategies to better tackle the issue
  • Evaluate the recent NHS pilot project, involving the introduction of new weight-loss clinics across the UK
  • Explore the reforms proposed as a part of the UK's upcoming Health and Social Care Bill 2022 and identify opportunities for further legislative reform
  • Assess the impact and progress made by the EU's Action Plan on Childhood Obesity 2014-2020
  • Discuss existing EU strategies which aim to tackle childhood obesity and opportunities for further guidance to be issued
  • Explore effective ways to address the link between poverty, inequality and childhood obesity rates
  • Learn about how new technologies affect efforts to tackle childhood obesity
  • Discuss the long term economic implications associated with childhood obesity, including both the cost of the issue and cost of tackling the issue
  • Compare rates of childhood obesity across the UK and EU and identify lessons that can be learnt from different strategies used
  • Explore how bans on advertising and other means to tackle behavioural issues might be used to supplement or replace the exercise of hard power like taxation 
  • Raise awareness of the impact of microtargeting and increased screentime on behavioural patterns.

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