Conference 2018

Best Foot Forward
Stepping up to a healthy start

November 27th 2018
Kensington Town Hall, W8 7NX


This year's conference was jointly held between HENRY and First Steps Nutrition Trust.


This year’s conference hosted over 240 delegates and we held the event jointly with HENRY to celebrate their 10th birthday.

The conference focused on ‘what works’ to tackle childhood obesity in the early years and provided a varied day of expert talks and practical sessions with lots of food for thought and resources to support practitioners in their work. We hope that everyone enjoyed the day and felt inspired to continue offering support to policy makers and families to ensure our infants and young children eat well and are active. A big thank you to all our speakers, chairs, trustees, stand holders, helpers and delegates for making it a really enjoyable day.

You can download some of the presentations here:

An overview of HENRY’s first 10 years (Kim Roberts)

What happened? What next? for First Steps Nutrition Trust in 2018 (Dr Helen Crawley)

Feeding in the First Year of Life: why breastfeeding and introducing solids matters (Professor Amy Brown)

Managing fussy eating in children- what works? (Dr Emma Haycraft)

Bucking the trend: impact of a city-wide child healthy weight strategy (Janice Burberry)