The Foundation held a conference on Tuesday 21 May 2013 at the Royal College of Surgeons, London, to present the findings of its latest Task Force report on 'Nutrition and development: short and long term consequences for health’.

The conference was accredited by the Royal College of Midwives and the Association for Nutrition.
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Live presentation broadcast

The presentation by Dr Paul Taylor on the influence of nutrition in early life and risk of obesity was live-streamed online from 2.30-3.00pm.

A recording of the eSeminar can be viewed below.

09.00 – 09.30 Registration and coffee

Chair:  Prof. Tom Sanders, Kings College London

09.30 Welcome and introduction to the new Task Force
Prof Tom Sanders, Kings College London

09.35 Introduction to early life and later disease
Dr Siân Robinson, University of Southampton

10.05 Normal growth and critical windows of development
Prof Harry McArdle,  Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen

10.35   Establishing a healthy gut flora in early life
Dr Anne McCartney, University of Reading

11.05   COFFEE

11.30 Perinatal effects of sex hormones in programming of susceptibility to disease
Prof Richard Sharpe, University of Edinburgh

12.00 Early nutrition, mental development and mental ageing
Prof Marcus Richards, University College London

12.30 Asthma and allergic disease: influence of early nutrition
Prof Graham Devereux, University of Aberdeen

13.00 LUNCH

14.00 Early life nutrition and risk of cardiovascular disease in later life
Prof Tom Sanders, Kings College London

14.30 Influence of nutrition in early life and risk of obesity
Dr Paul Taylor, Kings College London

15.00 Public health implications: conclusions and recommendations of the Task Force
Prof Judy Buttriss, The British Nutrition Foundation

15.30 Panel discussion

16.00 Close

For more information on the report, see New BNF Task Force Report.

Presentations from the conference can be found below as well as 10 Key Facts from the conference.