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Better Choice, Better Business event: 24 September

The Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland, the Department for Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) are holding a conference to bring together representatives from the Northern Ireland food industry, environmental health community and public health professionals to find ways of improving the diet of consumers by providing information they need to make healthier choices.

The event will be held in the Stormont Hotel from 9.30am on Thursday 24 September 2015.

The event focuses on the revised industry outcomes in the Government’s framework for preventing and addressing overweight and obesity in Northern Ireland - A Fitter Future for All 2012-2022.

FSA in NI will also be launching MenuCal. This is an exciting free online tool to help food businesses identify the 14 major allergens which must be declared by law and calculate the energy values (kilojoules and kilocalories) of the food they serve.

Numbers for this event are limited. To register your interest in attending, or for any queries please email


9.30am Arrival and Registration

9.50am Welcome - Maria Jennings, FSA in NI

10am Opening Address - Simon Hamilton, Health Minister

10.15am 'A Fitter Future for All' - Dr Naresh Chada, DHSSPS

10.30am Tea/Coffee Break

10.45am Kantar Worldpanel Data - Cathy Capelin & David Berry, Kantar World Panel

11.05am Retailer Research - Dr Lynsey Hollywood, Ulster University

11.25am 2020 Health and Wellbeing Strategy - Nicky Martin, Head of Nutrition, Compass Group UK

11.45am Official Launch of Menucal - Julie McKinstry-Harvey, FSA in NI

12.15pm Round table discussions to collate questions for the panel

12.45pm Q&A session with panel & Close

1.15pm Lunch

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