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Perils and Promises of Dieting Conference

Weight Concern hosted an exciting half day conference on behalf of TEMPEST (Temptations to Eat Moderated by Personal and Environmental Self-regulatory Tools), a European Commission-funded project on healthy eating.


The conference focused on the current obesity epidemic, the ethical debate surrounding obesity and how we might better equip people with the skills they need to resist temptations in the current food environment.



Professor Jane Wardle and Vivienne Parry OBE


Crisis of obesity: Current state of play
Professor Paul Aveyard
, Professor of Behavioural Medicine, University of Oxford


Whose pot belly is it anyway?
Professor Inez de Beaufort
, Professor of Health Care Ethics, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam


Resisting temptation: Can we do better?
Dr Fiona Johnston
, Research Psychologist, University College London


Panel Discussion
Chair: Vivienne Parry OBE, panel: speakers from the day


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