Register for the Global Centre for Healthy Food Environments launch


Health care systems should be at the forefront of providing healthy, ethical and sustainable food for their patients, staff and visitors in the context of pressing global challenges in our food systems.

In October 2022, we will host an event to launch both the Global Centre for Healthy Food Environments and our first research report which will define Healthy Food Environments for patients, staff and visitors in health care settings.

This definition will be used as the foundation for our future research and upcoming education programme. The launch event will feature guest speakers, recommendations and a Q&A.

The report is a collaboration between an international community of system leaders in public health, academia, nutrition, health policy, food policy, behavioural science, and environmental science.

Programme and speakers

Wednesday 26th October 2022, 9-10am and 4-5pm BST

9am and 4pm BSTWelcome to Sprink’s Global Centre for Healthy Food Environments (GCHFE)
  • What is Sprink?
  • What is the challenge with food environments in our health care systems?
  • Vision and goals of the GCHFE
  • Activities of the GCHFE
Dr Ed Maile, Senior Consultant, Sprink
9.10am and 4.10pm BSTReport launch: 'What is the definition of a Healthy Food Environment within a Health Care System?'
  • Why this question?
  • Our research methodology
  • Introducing the community of experts
  • Our findings
Matt Salt, Senior Project Manager, Sprink
9.20am and 4.20pm BSTGuest speaker: Global perspectives on Healthy Food Environments in Health Care Systems.
  • Progress in Healthy Food Environments in two global regions
  • Why they are collaborating with the GCHFE
  • Opportunities to make progress globally
9am BST event: Veronica Graham, Veronica Graham, Manager, Health Promotion and Planning, Seconded to Western Public Health Unit from Victorian Department of Health, Public Health Division

4pm BST event: Philip Shelley, Chair of Independent Review of NHS Hospital Food, UK
9.35am and 4.35pm BSTAudience Q&ADr Ed Maile, Senior Consultant, Sprink
9.50am and 4.50pm BSTNext steps and future involvement
  • How you can work with Sprink to take this work forwards
Dr Ed Maile, Senior Consultant, Sprink
Veronica Graham
Veronica Graham is the Manager of Health Promotion and Planning at Western Health, a health system in Australia serving a population of nearly 900,000. She is currently on secondment from the Victorian Department of Health where she managed the Healthy Eating and Active Living Team as well as being a State Public Health Nutritionist and an Adjunct Association Professor.
Phil Shelley
Phil Shelley is a senior British civil servant who Chaired the NHS’s Independent Review of Hospital Food in 2020. He has thirty years of experience in the NHS and was formerly the Deputy Head of Facilities at a group of hospitals in South West England.

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There is a choice of two times for the event to suit different time zones. The events are the same with the exception of a different guest speaker (see programme above) - you only need to register for one event.