MacKay Hannah

Scotland’s Public Health Obesity Crisis: Preventing and reducing obesity in Scotland


0830-0930 Registration and Refreshments
0930-0935 Chair's Opening Remarks
Session One: Tackling Obesity in Scotland – The Strategic Challenge
0935-0955 Keynote Address
0955-1010 Question and Answer Session
1010-1030 Preventing and Reducing Overweight and Obesity in Scotland
Lorraine Tulloch, Programme Lead – Obesity Action Scotland, RCPSG
  • What drives obesity and the associated health problems
  • Strategies for the prevention of overweight and obesity
  • Promoting healthy weight and wellbeing
 Improving Scotland’s Public Health and Wellbeing
  • Strengthening the public health function in Scotland
  • Creating the right conditions for improving health and wellbeing in communities
  • Health improvement, protection and population care
1050-1110 Question and Answer Session
1110-1130 Refreshment Break
Session Two: Addressing What We Eat, How We Eat, How We Think and How We Act
Obesity and Health Inequalities
  • Reducing health inequalities through weight management services
  • Reducing diet related health inequalities
  • Supporting local action on the prevention and treatment of obesity
Improving the Dietary Health of Scotland – Reformulating food products for health
  • Making Scottish products healthier
  • Meeting buyers demands for healthier products
  • Encouraging consumers to make healthier choices
Equal Access to Healthy Sustainable Food 
Suzanne Fletcher, RNutr, Founder/Registered Nutritionist, Nutrition Scotland
  • Designing and delivering best practice standards in public health nutrition
  • Improving access to activities which directly contribute to good health
  • Increasing nutritional knowledge and awareness
1215-1230 Psychological Interventions in Obesity and Weight Management
  • Recognising and addressing patterns of disordered eating
  • Understanding the psychological interventions useful for weight management
  • Supporting individuals to help themselves
1230-1250 Question and Answer Session
1250-1350 Lunch 
1350-1355 Chair's Welcome Back
Session Three: Changing Mindsets, Encouraging Activity – Three Things That Work
Improving Children’s Health and Wellbeing – A lesson for life
  • The benefits of physical activity on the mental health and overall well-being of young people
  • Reducing obesity and improving body composition
  • Creating better health outcomes for the future
Engaging Overweight and Obese Men in Weight Loss Through Football
Speaker tbc, Scottish Professional Football League Trust
  • The role of professional football clubs in weight management groups for men
  • Using scientific approaches to weight loss, physical activity and diet
  • Improving levels of physical activity and diet through football
Supporting Children, Families and Communities to Increase their Physical Activity
  • Improving services and removing barriers that prevent people being active
  • Creating opportunities for everyone to lead more active, healthier lives
  • The role of community based physical activity programmes
1455-1515 Question and Answer Session
1515-1520 Chair's Closing Remarks

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