mnmlist: Food & Nutrition Policies and Social Inequalities in Health

Monday 30th January, 5.30pm-7pm
Room B122, Clinical Sciences Building, City Hospital, Hucknall Road, Nottingham, NG5 1PB

Lessons to learn from Tobacco Control?

A Young Fabians Equality Event

  • 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
Chair: Ann McNeill, Deputy Director of the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies; Professor of Health Policy & Promotion, University of Nottingham

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.

Would a junk food tax be effective in reducing inequalities in health?  Does the participation of the food industry in the Government’s Food Responsibility Deal lead to effective food and nutrition policy?  Tell us what you think can and should be done.

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.

To join in the debate you are encouraged to send your questions for the Panel in advance to Amrit Caleyachetty, via email, or Twitter at #yfhealth

If you are interested in joining us for this event, please register your attendance as spaces are limited and to help us ensure we cater for sufficient refreshments at the end of the event. Young Fabians and those who are currently not members, but under-31 are particularly encouraged to attend.

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

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