Breakout Session Two

Breakout Session 2A

Catering Options at Sports Venues and Childhood Obesity Interventions

Chair: Robin Ireland, Honorary Director of Research, Healthy Stadia and Food Active

Over the past 50 years there has been a number of fundamental changes to our culture that has seen us all become less active, consume more food high in fat, salt and sugar and spend more time staring at television screens, laptops and mobile phones – and these behaviours are directly contributing to rising levels of overweight and obesity.

The following two presentations explore how sports and sports organisations can positively and negatively impact our environment.

Inspiring a healthier lifestyle: The Eat Move Sleep Programme

Pearse Connolly

Was Rio 2016 food and drink healthy?

Joe Piggin

Breakout Session 2B

Physical Activity Interventions for Men

Chair: Professor Wojciech Drygas, Head of Epidemiology, CVD Prevention & Health Promotion, Institute of Cardiology, Poland

In most parts of the world, health outcomes among men continue to be substantially worse than among women, yet this gender-based disparity receives little acknowledgement or attention from health policy-makers or healthcare providers. Professional sports clubs are ideally positioned to tap into their loyal, often predominantly male, fan-base and encourage them to lead healthier, more physically active lives.

Premiership Rugby: Move Like a Pro

Connie Potter & Oliver Williams

European Football for Development Network: European Legends

Hubert Rovers

Breakout Session 2C

Programme Design, Evaluation & Outcome Measurement

Chair: Dr. Daniel Parnell, Senior Lecturer in Business Management, Manchester Metropolitan University

The universal popularity and unique power of sport to deliver messages to a broad audience make it an invaluable, if perhaps under-utilised, health-promotion tool. However, in recent years, confidence has grown in sports organisations to deliver interventions to a broad range of demographics, both on a matchday and in the community, in the face of local authority and public health funding cuts. As with any innovative programme, data is needed to justify continued funding, to evidence the successes and to highlight where improvement can be made.

Promoting good health through matchday health checks at cricket venues – Boundaries for Life

Chet Trivedy & Sandy Mitchell

Using Public Health Guidance & Implementing Evaluation in the Design of Community Health Programmes

Kathyrn Curran