All-island Obesity Action Forum meeting

Date: Tuesday 19 November, 2013

 Venue: The Gibson Hotel, Dublin 1

Time: 10.00am - 1.30pm

Healthy options when eating out 

A workshop hosted by the All-island Obesity Action Forum and supported by safefood

Aim of the workshop

This event will focus on the catering sector and specifically highlight what is available to individuals and families when they choose to eat outside the home. The event will also examine consumer behaviour and the initiatives available to help guide healthier choices.

Who should attend?

The event will be of interest to those working in obesity related or consumer behaviour areas in the voluntary community sector, academia, industry and government departments and government agencies. It will also be of interest to those in the catering sector.

Presentations for download





10.00am - 10.30am

Registration with tea & coffee


10.30am - 10.35am

Welcome by safefood

Mr Martin Higgins,

Chief Executive


10.35am - 11.35am

Session 1

Chair: Martin Higgins

10.35am - 10.55am

Setting the Scene and launch of family eating out events report

Dr Ruth Price, Clinical Trials Manager, University of Ulster

10.55am -


Calorie wise: Challenges and evaluation

Ms Sharon Gilmore, Dietary Health Team, Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland

11.15am -11.35am

Calories on Menus in Ireland – an evaluation

Professor Mary Flynn, Chief Specialist in Public Health Nutrition, Food Safety Authority of Ireland

11.35am -1.00pm

Session 2

Chair: Ms Maureen Mulvihill

Head of Health Promotion, Irish Heart Foundation

11.35am - 12.10pm

Roundtable discussions (PDF) and question formulation including Tea and Coffee

1 question for roundtable discussion

12.10pm - 12.30pm

Shopping habits in consumers - launch of report

Dr Aine McConnon, Research Co-ordinator, University College Dublin

12.30pm - 1.00pm

Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks


1.00pm - 1.30pm

Lunch and Networking


1.30pm - 3.30pm

Closed Forum Meeting


For more information about this event:

The Gibson Hotel