All-island Obesity Action Forum: The Role of Appetite

Date: Tuesday November 8, 2016

Venue: The Spencer Hotel, Dublin

Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm

A workshop hosted by the All-island Obesity Action Forum supported by safefood, the Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland and the Association for the Study of Obesity (UK).

Programme overview

This workshop will examine the roles of biology, eating behaviour and the environment on what we eat. The event will welcome a range of national and international speakers who will present on current research looking at the various influences on appetite from genetics to the environment. Keynote speaker is Professor Jason Halford, who is Head of the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Liverpool and who has extensive experience regarding the determinants of appetite, eating behaviour and weight management.

photo of the speakers taken through a keyhole

Who should attend?

This event will be of interest to those working in obesity related areas in the voluntary community sector, academia, industry and government departments.

Agenda

Time

Programme

Speaker

9.30am- 10.00am

Registration with tea & coffee

 

10.00am-10.10am

Welcome by safefood

Mr Ray Dolan

safefood

10.10am- 11.40am

Session 1

Chair: Dr Grace O’Malley

10.10am-10.50am

Biological, psychological and environmental determinants of eating behaviour​ (PDF, 3MB)

Prof Jason Halford

University of Liverpool

10.50am-11.10am

Genetic influences on appetite and children’s nutrition (PDF, 3MB)

Dr Clare Llewellyn

University College London

11.10am-11.30am

Habit and unconscious food behaviours (PDF, 3MB)

Dr Mary McCarthy

University College Cork

11.30am-11.50am

Break

 

11.50am-1.00pm

Session 2

Chair: Prof  Jason Halford

11.50am-12.15pm

Family environmental influences on children's eating behaviour and appetite (PDF, 3MB)

Dr Faye Powell

University of Bedfordshire

12.15pm-12.35pm

Exercise and appetite regulation (PDF, 3MB)

Dr David Stensel

Loughborough University

12.35pm-12.55pm

A calorie is not a calorie; how taste, texture and energy density affect satiation and energy intake (PDF, 2MB)

Prof Kees de Graaf

Wageningen University

12.55pm

Closing remarks

Mr Ray Dolan

1.00pm-1.30pm

Lunch and Networking

 

1.30pm- 3.30pm

Closed Forum Meeting

 

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