SHEP Wales 2017 'Food and Fun' National Event

The second SHEP Wales National Event was held on 30 November 2017 at the All Nations Centre in Cardiff. Delegates from across Wales included:

  • Operational personnel from local authority catering providers
  • Local health board dietetics teams
  • Sport/physical activity/play teams
  • Healthy Schools
  • Head Teachers
  • School SHEP coordinators
  • Those interested in developing aSHEP in schools in 2018

The aims of the event were to:

Dr. Chris Llewelyn, Director of Lifelong Learning, Leisure and Information at the WLGA opened the event by welcoming everyone and declaring how ‘the diversity of professionals attending demonstrates the truly cross cutting nature of the SHEP programme.’ Dr. Llewelyn also thanked the providers of enrichment activities who had kindly given their time to promote how they may support SHEP with resources, time and activities during the summer holidays. Presentations were delivered by:

  • Christina Powdrill and Gareth Thomas – Outcomes of SHEP 2017
  • Simon Rogers, Janine Brill and Team of Goetre Primary School, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
  • Mike Tate, Head Teacher of Ysgol Bae Baglan, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
  • Julian Davenne, Play Services Manager, Torfaen County Borough Council
  • Emma Holmes, Clinical Lead for Public Health Dietetics, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
  • Dr. Kelly Morgan, Cardiff University DECIPHer Research Team
  • Lindsay Graham, Child Food Poverty Policy Advisor

During lunch delegates were invited to network with the enrichment activity providers who had created a ‘market place’ of agencies and resources to support the delivery of SHEP. Delegates also had the opportunity to prepare questions for a panel comprised of the day’s speakers which led to an interesting question and answer session.

The key note speech was delivered by Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Mark Drakeford AM, who summed up the event and confirmed the allocation in the draft budget of £500,000 per year for 2018/19 and 2019/20 to support the further development of SHEP across areas of social deprivation in Wales.

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