mnmlist: Food & Nutrition Policies and Social Inequalities in Health
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- David Buck, Senior Research Fellow, The King’s Fund; former Head of Health Inequalities at the Dept of Health
- Martin Caraher, Professor of Food and Health Policy, City University, London
- Barrie Margetts, President, World Public Health Nutrition Association; Professor of Public Health Nutrition, University of Southampton
- Richard Tiffin, Director of the Centre for Food Security; Professor of Applied Economics, University of Reading
Today, dietary patterns are less likely to be shaped by nutrition recommendations than by the supply and marketing of food by multinational food companies and food retailers. Having a lower socioeconomic position is associated with generally consuming more energy dense nutrient poor foods and beverages, and a greater prevalence of overweight/obesity and other nutrition-related chronic diseases. By 2030, it is estimated there will be approximately 8.5 million incident cases of diabetes mellitus, 7.3 million incident cases of cardiovascular disease and more than half a million new cancer cases; with treatment costs approximately £2 billion per year.
For this event we have brought together an esteemed and dynamic panel of guests who will explore the impact of food and nutrition policies in reducing social inequalities in nutrition-related chronic diseases. The debate will focus on current issues and the panel will respond to questions posed by members of the audience and by those who can’t be in Nottingham.
Doors open from 1715. Light refreshments will be available at the end of the event.
Monday 30th January, 5.30pm-7pm
Room B122, Clinical Sciences Building, City Hospital, Hucknall Road, Nottingham, NG5 1PB