Jerry Morris Memorial Lecture 2020 - Postponed - new date will be announced


20 February 2020, 5.00 PM - 20 February 2020, 6.00 PM

Professor Ashley Adamson, University of Newcastle

Room 2D1, Priory Road Complex

Childhood Obesity; ‘they’ should do something about that.

Prevalence of overweight and obesity in the UK is high, one in five children start school already overweight and almost two in five are overweight by the time they leave primary school. Yet, often we fail to recognise unhealthy weight in children and isn’t it all just ‘puppy fat’ anyway? But, by the time we reach adulthood, three in every five of us are at least overweight; if you are not overweight you are not ‘normal’. The UK is not alone, across the globe we are facing massive health and social costs due to excessive food intake, inactivity and subsequent unhealthy body weight. So whose problem is it? What should we do? What reduction of personal choice are you prepared to accept to reverse the tide?

Ashley Adamson is Professor of Public Health Nutrition at Newcastle University, and leads a research team in Public Health Nutrition Research in the Human Nutrition Research Centre which celebrated 25 years of excellence in nutrition research at Newcastle University in 2019. Ashley’s research interests focus on the complex relationships between the food environment and food choice, socio demographic and wider upstream determinants of health with a particular focus on prevention of obesity. Ashley is Director of Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health which has a wide network of partners working in public health practice and policy, including Local Authorities and third sector organisations. Ashley is the National Director for the NIHR School for Public Health Research and NIHR Senior Investigator.

The lecture will be followed by drinks and light refreshments in the Common Room of 8 Priory Road.

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