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The F Word comes to St Helens

12th September 2017

A Question Time-style panel debate focusing on the issue of obesity is coming to St Helens next month.

The F Word – How does St Helens tackle the rising tide of obesity? takes place at the Totally Wicked Stadium on World Obesity Day, Wednesday 11th October.

Hosted by the BBC’s Kevin Fitzpatrick, the event will feature health experts from the council, NHS, education sector and the food and drink industry.

Panellists already confirmed are:

  • Laura Street, Nutrition Business Partner at Kellogg’s
  • Charlene Mulhern, Public Health England
  • Kate Anderson, Head of Service Development, ABL Health
  • Sue Forster, Director of Public Health, St Helens Council
  • Lisa Ellis, Chief Nurse, St Helens CCG
  • Kevin Hardy, Medical Director, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
  • Victoria Roberts, Deputy Principal, St Helens College

Organisations will also have the chance to sign up to the town’s Healthy Weight Declaration and help to shape St Helens’ vision to ‘grow the economy, not our waists’.

This will be a great opportunity to learn more about best practice in raising the issue of obesity and, for those who would like to get involved, to take part in a lively debate.

The event takes place from 6pm-8pm. Refreshments are provided.

If you’d like to attend, please contact Alison Klabacher at aklabacher@ablhealth.co.uk