This month brings the College of Medicine’s third annual Food conference, this year entitled ‘Food on Prescription‘, to the Royal Society of Medicine on October 24th.
The one-day conference has become a ‘must attend’ for healthcare professionals who want to know how to create a healthier future for patients, communities and the nation.
Dr Michael Dixon, conference chair, said: “Food on Prescription is an absolute must for both members of the public and clinicians because we’re going to explain in practical terms what you as a patient and you as a clinician – even in that ten-minute consultation – can do to prevent illness and as part of treating disease. No-one’s done that before, which is what makes this conference so unique.”
And Dr James Fleming, a GP practicing in Burnley, Lancashire, will take to the stage with eight schoolchildren who’ve taken part in a healthy eating project, Green Dreams, that’s seen them growing and cooking their own food.
In the video below, Professor Sir Sam Everington, the conference’s chair, explains a little bit more about what attendees can expect at this year’s event.