9.00 Coffee and registration
9.30 Introduction to CEDAR and objectives for the day – Prof Nick Wareham, CEDAR Director

Session 1: Health-promoting environments – Chair Nick Wareham

  1. Nutrition in nurseries: influence of national guidelines and regulations (Sara Benjamin Neelon)
  2. Children’s physical activity and the school transition – evidence from the PEACH study (Emma Coombes)
  3. The effect of weather conditions on changes in children’s physical activity (Flo Harrison)
  4. Understanding takeaway food environments, unhealthy diets and body weight – can we now make a case for environmental interventions? (Tom Burgoine)

Response from a policy perspective: (Jim McManus, Director of Public Health Hertfordshire) (10 minutes)

Open discussion – implications for policy and knowledge exchange (20 minutes)

10.50 Coffee
11.20 Keynote: The dangerous olive of evidence – Harry Rutter, Public Health England and LSHTM
Session 2: Active travel Chair David Ogilvie, Group Leader MRC Epidemiology Unit

  1. Predictors of change in walking and cycling to and from work: evidence from the British Household Panel Survey (Adam Martin)
  2. Do new walking and cycling routes increase physical activity? Evidence from the iConnect study (Anna Goodman)
  3. How are changes in walking and cycling brought about? Evidence from the iConnect study (Jenna Panter)
  4. Understanding the influence of new transport infrastructure on travel behaviour change: the Commuting and Health in Cambridge study (Jo Kesten)
Response from a policy perspective – Pauline Reeves, Deputy Director Sustainable Travel and Equalities, Department for Transport (10 minutes)
Open discussion – implications for policy and knowledge exchange (20 minutes)
13.00 Lunch and posters 




Session 3: The socioeconomics of diet and food choice – Chair John Battersby, Medical Director, PHE Knowledge and Intelligence (East)

  1. An analysis of the changing prices of less and more healthy foods: the first step towards tracking the affordability of a healthy diet (Nick Jones)
  2. Price promotion and purchase of healthy and unhealthy foods (Ryota Nakamura)
  3. Financial hardship is associated with diet quality in older adults: evidence from EPIC-Norfolk (Annalijn Conklin)
  4. Job loss and changes in diet and body weight among British adults (Pablo Monsivais)

Response from a policy perspective – Tony Jewell, Former Chief Medical Office for Wales (10 Minutes)

Open discussion – implications for policy and knowledge exchange (20 minutes)


Closing remarks


Informal networking session with tea


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