Health and nutrition in early years is an essential time in the development of children and it is something that can determine their later opportunities in life. Regular physical activity is very beneficial for children and young people in all areas, yet as of 2022, 30.1% of children and young people are averaging less than 30 minutes a day, according to Department of Health and Social Care. Schools can play a critical role in helping develop healthy habits and sharing best knowledge surrounding health and nutrition, but engaging children and families remains a challenge. To tackle the issue of poor health among children, schools, healthcare providers and local governments must all come together to ensure that children and families from all backgrounds have the best possible knowledge and means to provide the healthiest start in life.

  • Only 45% of children and young people met the Chief Medical Officer’s Physical Activity Guidelines and participated in 60 minutes of physical activity a day, according to Sport England
  • According to the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities. in 2023, one in three children leaving primary school are overweight or living with obesity
  • Almost 1.7 million children are eligible for free school meals as reported by the Government in 2021

Join us at The Health and Nutrition in Schools Conference 2024 to hear the latest policies and practical measures to improve health and nutrition in schools across the UK. Engage with best-practice case studies to learn lessons on cross-sector approaches to teach nutrition in schools, support for disadvantaged children and successful programmes to encourage children to be active and eat healthily. You also will have the opportunity to network with senior colleagues from across various sectors, sharing strategies to reduce childhood obesity and improve healthy lifestyles.

Why Attend:

✓ Hear high-level keynotes on the latest initiatives and updates to promote healthy lifestyles in schools
✓ Gain practical insights into working in partnership to improve children’s engagement with healthy living
✓ Engage with colleagues from across the public sector to discuss innovative ways to improve healthy eating habits in children
✓ Gain 4 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Online Registration

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks

    Barrie Margetts, Professor Barrie Margetts, Emeritus Professor, University of Southampton (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: The Nursery and School Milk Schemes as a Tool to Tackle Rising Child Poverty and Food Insecurityl

    • Exploring the scientific advantages of milk consumption extend beyond fostering growth and development, serving as a means to address obesity and enhance educational achievement
    • To further safeguard and expand these schemes, the government could examine best practices in Wales and Scotland and implement additional measures accordingly
    • Ensuring children  receive nutritious milk while at school through Nursery Milk Scheme and School Milk Subsidy Scheme

    Dr Hilary Jones, MBE, GP, School and Nursery Milk Alliance (CONFIRMED)


  • Case Study: The Determinants of Health and Nutrition in Schools: Considering Food Context and Sustainability as well as Nutrition

    Gay Darke, Food for Life Business Development Manager, Soil Association (CONFIRMED)

  • Pre-recorded Case Study: Complications of Excess Weight Clinics: An Early Insight into Developing Services for Children and Teenagers

    Dr Martha Ford-Adams, Consultant Paediatrician and Lead for Paediatric Diabetes and Weight Management, King’s College Hospital (CONFIRMED)



  • Questions and Answers 

  • Comfort Break

  • Breakout Networking: Overcoming Challenges in Sensitively Managing Concerns About Weight in Schools

    This session will provide attendees with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges they have faced when sensitively address concerns about weight, both in regard to supporting pupils with eating disorders and overweight children. Delegates are encouraged to share their experiences and share any new innovative ways they developed to tackle these issues.

  • Keynote: Developing Best Practice Strategies to Boost Health and Nutrition in Schools

    • Implementing a whole school food approach – and how to ensure staff, parent and student buy-in
    • Ensuring equal access to good food at school – and supporting students to make healthier choices
    • Collaborating with experts to find new innovative ways to deliver health and nutrition programmes in schools

    Georgie Branch, Healthy Zones Programme Manager, School Food Matters (CONFIRMED)


  • Case Study: Fantastic Food In Schools – a new approach developed in Tower Hamlets”

    Kate Smith, Head of Healthy Lives, London Borough of Tower Hamlets (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks (10 minutes)

    *programme subject to change without notice

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be professionals from across the education, healthcare and voluntary sector

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers from across the sector
 Meet your target audience
 Listen and Learn from leading experts from across the further education sector
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss your requirements, please contact the team on 0330 0584 285, or sponsorship@governmentevents.co.uk or complete our enquiry form and we will contact you.

  • Public Sector: £260+VAT+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector: £260+VAT+VAT
  • Private Sector: £425+VAT+VAT

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