CHILD AND ADOLESCENT OBESITY IN WALES

Dydd Mercher 26th Mehefin

Cardiff Metropolitan University, Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT OBESITY IN WALES

OBJECTIVES

1. To outline the frequency, causes & consequences of obesity in children and young people.

2. To establish an understanding of effective interventions for obesity in children and young people and facilitate the sharing of good practice and opportunities for networking.

PROGRAMME

15.30 Registration and refreshments

16.00 Welcome and introduction - Professor Nadim Haboubi, Chair Welsh Obesity Society, Dr Simon Williams, Chair UK ASO

16.10 Childhood Obesity in Wales: The Scale of the Problem - Lucy O’Loughlin, Public Health Wales

16.30 The Genetics of Severe Childhood Obesity - Dr Agatha van der Klaauw, University of Cambridge

16.50 The Impact of Cultural, Social and Psychological Factors on Childhood Obesity - Dr Hazel Baker and Dr Naomi Swift, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

17.10 How does feeding in the first year of life affect weight and eating behaviour? Lessons for obesity prevention - Sara Jones, Swansea University

17.30 Break

18.00 Effective Intervention from Early Life: Learning from HENRY - Kim Roberts, CEO HENRY

18.20 Children’s Healthy Weight: from Bigger Picture to Smaller Screen - Professor Gareth Stratton, Swansea University

18.40 Physical Literacy - The Role of Motor Competence in Supporting a Positive Health Trajectory - Dr Nalda Wainwright, University of Wales Trinity St David

19.00 The Evidence Base for Use of Very Low Calorie Diets in Paediatrics - Olivia Colleypreist, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

19.20 Managing Severe Obesity in Children & Adolescents - The Aneurin Bevan UHB Service, Dr Rebekah Pryce, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

19.40 Panel Discussion

20.00 Networking and refreshments

Registration link - closes 11 June 2019.

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