The A-Z of Childhood Obesity

WHEN: Thursday 12th May, 6pm
WHERE: EP Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College

On Thursday 12th May, The Oxford Society of Paediatrics (OSOP), and The Richard Doll Society (RDS) will be hosting Mr Tam Fry, a leading voice in the campaign against Childhood obesity.

Tam Fry co-founded the Child Growth Foundation [CGF] in 1977 to create awareness of endocrine issues juggling his work with being a senior director in BBC Television. In 1994, at the time that that CGF launched the UK’s first paediatric body mass index [BMI] charts he broadened the charity’s brief to champion childhood obesity.

In 2005 he became spokesman for UK’s National Obesity Forum, and In 2007 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in recognition of this work and now chairs international meetings on with relevance to obesity in Europe.

Both from his time running the CGF and his entry into the obesity arena, his condemnation of the spread of sugar into foodstuffs – and into children’s foodstuff in particular – is high on his list of evils to challenge.  Thus, he has become expert advisor to the UK’s “ Action on  Sugar “ campaign and revels in its considerable success.

Come along for what promises to be an interesting, and interactive talk. Mr Fry has agreed to speak on any letter in the alphabet that the audience throw forward! You can see him here on the Victoria Derbyshire show this month: