About this event

  • Date and time Tue 1 Jun 2021 from 10:30am to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Food and Health

Join this webinar to review the status of the British diet following the disruption of Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic. How have we coped? How has the nutrition and health status of the population changed? What else needs doing?

This interactive webinar will bring together a multidisciplinary team of experts from both academia and industry. The USP of the RSM Food and Health Forum is that it addresses healthcare through diet.

This meeting builds on a highly successful webinar that was held last November, seeking to follow-up on the key concerns expressed at the time.

During this session, participants will be able to:

  • Learn about the impact of Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic on the UK food supply, its effect on nutrition and how food standards have changed and/or will change in the future
  • Get updated on the relevance of and trends in two key nutritional indicators (a)vitamin D (b)overweight and obesity

This meeting will appeal to a diverse audience including medical practitioners, dietitians, nutritionists and academic scientists working in the field of nutrition and health. Industry colleagues will also benefit from this update.

A CPD certificate with 4 CPD credits will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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View the programme here

Welcome and introduction

Mr Anthony Mander, President, Food and Health Forum, Royal Society of Medicine

Food industry perspective

Ms Kate Halliwell, Chief Scientific Officer, Food and Drink Federation

Coffee break
Trade and food standards in light of the UK's current negotiations

Dr Pepita Barlow, Assistant Professor, London School of Economics

Update on UK food imports and exports post Brexit

Professor Bob Doherty, Professor of Marketing and Chair in Agrifood, The York Management School, University of York

Panel discussion
Lunch break
Vitamin D an ongoing journey; from rickets to COVID-19

Ms Ayela Spiro, Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

Update on obesity

Professor John Wilding, Professor of Medicine, University of Liverpool

Systems. How do we move towards sustainable consumption?

Dr Philip Garnett, Senior Lecturer in Systems and Organisation, Deputy Director of Postgraduate Research, University of York School of Management, University of York

Has there been a new dawn?

Professor Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, Centre for Food Policy, City University of London

Panel discussion
Concluding remarks
Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting for RSM  Food and Health Forum members only


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSMnor the speaker's organisations.

Special rates for difficult times 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.  

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