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Best Foot Forward: Stepping up for a healthy start

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£ 130.00
Best Foot Forward: Stepping up for a healthy start

The conference is now full and we cannot accept any more bookings or reserve places.

Please note that we have a policy of not accepting delegates who work for companies who market breastmilk substitutes or foods for infants under 6 months of age as we work within the WHO Code of marketing of breastmilk substitutes and subsequent WHA resolutions.

First Steps Nutrition Trust and HENRY are hosting a joint conference this year:

Best Foot Forward: Stepping up for a healthy start

Kensington Town Hall, London W8 7NX - 27th November 2018

This year’s conference will focus on ‘what works’ to tackle childhood obesity in the early years and will provide a varied day of expert talks and practical sessions with lots of food for thought and resources to support practitioners in their work. We hope it will be particularly useful to health visitors, public health practitioners and commissioners, those working in public health in government and in local authorities and all those interested in how we ensure that infancy and the early years are not forgotten in tackling the childhood obesity crisis. The conference will cost £130 for the day including resources and our usual very tasty vegan and vegetarian lunch and snacks.



09.00 – 09.30    Refreshments and registration

09.30 - 09.45    Chair: Candida Hunt, Joint Founder, HENRY

                       Welcome address

09.45 - 10.00    HENRY: Lessons from 10 years of transforming obesity prevention
                         Kim Roberts, HENRY

10.00 - 10.15    First Steps Nutrition Trust update 2018 Dr Helen Crawley, First Steps Nutrition Trust

10.15 - 11.00    Bucking the trend:impact of a city-wide child healthy weight strategy
                         Professor Mary Rudolf, Faculty of Medicine, Bar Ilan University, Israel and Janice
, Head of Public Health (Children and Families), Leeds City Council

11.00 - 11.30    Tea and coffee break

11.30 - 12.15    Feeding in the first year of life: why breastfeeding and introducing solids matter
                       Professor Amy Brown, Swansea University

12.15 - 12.45    Changing our habits: what helps? Activity led by Siân Livsey, Head of Training and
                          Development HENRY

12.45 - 2.00      Lunch/networking/stands

                         Chair: Professor Annie Anderson

2.00 - 2.20       Improving young children’s oral health: a policy perspective Jenny Godson,
                       Consultant in Dental Public Health, Public Health England

2.20 - 2.40       Improving young children’s oral health in practice Gemma Akinade, Oral health
                       practitioner, London Borough Waltham Forest

2.40 -3.10        Managing fussy eating in young children: what works? Dr Emma Haycraft,
                       reader in Psychology, Co-creator of the Child Feeding Guide

3.10 - 3.40       Supporting more active families: effective intervention Dr Lala Manners, Active Matters
                       and Claire Standring, Rugby Portobello Trust

3.40 - 4.00       Presentation of awards and closing remarks