Obesity is a major risk factor in many non-communicable diseases – and it’s a global problem. The world’s girths are spreading: thirty five per-cent of the world’s adults were defined as overweight by the World Health Organisation in 2008, with over ten per cent defined as obese. While obesity is preventable, it’s a complex problem which doesn’t have one solution. In this wide-ranging symposium, experts in their fields will come together to discuss drivers of obesity in early childhood, how we can build healthier cities and what the global food industry can do.
Professor Jonathan Wells, UCL
Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi, UCL
Tim Lang, City University London
Matt Atkinson, Chief Marketing Officer, Tesco
Professor Alexi Marmot, UCL
Lecture Begins: 1700