CCH among experts and influencers on combating Adult and Childhood Obesity
On Monday 11 July 2016 Dr Laura Benzonana and Mrs Victoria Crown attended a meeting held by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Adult and Childhood Obesity at the Palace of Westminster. The meeting was chaired by Maggie Throup MP and co-chaired by John McNally MP.
The aim of the APPG is to bring together experts and influencers to agree and deliver powerful, practical and achievable solutions to obesity. The APPG also aims to oversee government progress; as well as review and assess government policy on obesity.
CCH are delighted to be a part of this group and were pleased to join the meeting in Westminster on Monday. There were some excellent talks by Dr Harry Rutter of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Dr Rachel Batterham and Dr Jude Oben, both from UCL. Following the talks, there was a lively debate among the collection of experts, MPs, members of the public and health professionals.
This is an excellent forum for discussion, and we look forward to the next meeting in October.
“My vision is for the all-party group to become a forum for lively discussion of practical ways in which we can support people both to live healthier lives themselves and to help their children grow up healthy”.
Maggie Throup MP, House of Commons January 21 2016