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Martin Caraher, Peter Roberts and Olivia Henley

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Joe Harvey, Chair of CWT

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Dr Lisa Wilson and CWT publications stand

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Professor Tim Lang

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Professor Carolyn Summerbell

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Public health nutrition
Challenges for the 21st century

This exciting event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Trust took place .on Tuesday 25 November 2008 at the Kensington Town Hall.
The day covered aspects of public health nutrition and::
  • Provided a platform for a timely reminder of the importance of promoting a wide range of public health nutrition issues and improving nutritional provision amongst vulnerable groups

  • Summarised key public health issues that need to be tackled

  • Highlighted key areas for intervention at local and national level

The conference themes focussed on nutrition from pregnancy, through early years to old age, with particular emphasis on vulnerable groups, and provides an opportunity to receive an updated summary of all CWT recommendations.

Conference materials

Joe Harvey, Chair of the Caroline Walker Trust

Keynote speech: What was Caroline Walker's vision and where are we 20 years on?
Professor Philip James, Chair, The International Obesity Taskforce

Public health nutrition policy in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales: An overview
Dr Martin Caraher, Reader in Nutrition and Health Policy, City University

A nation fit for pregnancy?
Professor Annie Anderson, Professor of Food Choice, Centre for Public Health Nutrition Research, University of Dundee

Putting nutrition on the agenda for all children and young people
Dr Helen Crawley, The Caroline Walker Trust

Are public health policies to tackle childhood obesity fair, safe and sensible? Professor Carolyn Summerbell, Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Durham and Chair of the Association for the Study of Obesity

Older people: is nutrition falling through the gaps in care provision?
Dr Lisa Wilson, The Caroline Walker Trust

Eating well in a world of rising food prices/nutrition and food security
Professor Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, City University

See also the related publications:
- Public Health Nutrition – challenges for the 21st Century
- Nutrition policy across the UK

Conference testimonials

It was an inspirational conference that focused the mind on the enormous task we all have to do to improve the health of the Nation through Good Food. Therese Brook, County Catering Adviser, West Sussex County Council

Every presenter had something new to say. Enjoyable, stimulating and thought provoking assessment of future challenges in nutrition. Hazel Andrews, Central Team Leader, Community Nutrition Service, Manchester Community Health

I must thank you for a great day, I came back to Norfolk feeling uplifted by the experience. Caroline Seaman, NHS Norfolk Food and Nutrition Lead, The Joy of Food