As health and fitness enthusiasts, we instinctively know that lifestyle problems cause the vast majority of chronic disease. We also know the growing burden of chronic disease in the Western world could be largely prevented through simple but powerful changes in behaviour, such as better food and more physical activity.
However, most healthcare professionals are not taught how to advise patients on healthy lifestyles. This is a wasted opportunity, as people are often most open to the idea of changing their behaviour when confronted by a medical problem. The Move Eat Treat campaign was founded to help increase the availability of education about lifestyle for healthcare professionals in the UK.
Move Eat Treat is a nationwide prize-winning campaign promotes the importance of preventative medicine in the UK. Its primary goal is to make lifestyle advice a core theme in healthcare education, enabling medical professionals to help people to live healthier, happier lives.
The date for the very first Move Eat Treat Health Summit has now been announced. On 27th of November 2013, Move Eat Treat will host a conference in London at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health. The aim of this summit is to generate ideas, consensus and momentum to improve the current state of education for healthcare professionals in respect of physical activity, nutrition and behavioural change techniques. To do this, we need to bring together people who share the common goal of improving health through proactive healthcare.
Delegates at the Summit will include leaders from the world of medical education, clinical practice, exercise medicine, nutritional experts, and fitness professionals. Here is your opportunity to be a part of the group driving the next steps towards a fitter, healthier Britain.
The key areas of discussion will be physical activity & exercise, nutrition, medical education, public health, primary care, and behaviour change. Discussions in each of these areas will be led by experts in those fields and participation will be open to all delegates. We want to hear your views and we very much hope to see you there.
The event is supported by prominent groups such as the Physical Activity Research Group (PARG) at University College London and individuals including Dr Richard Budgett, CMO of the London 2012 Olympic games: “I’m pleased to support the excellent initiative of Move Eat Treat, which tackles by consensus the three most important areas of public health. This is exactly the type of initiative that will carry forward the flame of promotion of health for everyone”.