There were several relevant Fringe meetings at  Party conferences.  Private Eye picked up on a complaint I made about the Danone funding of a meeting on Early years at the Conservative Conference:

“Danone, the baby food giant which makes Aptamil baby and “growing up”  milk, paid for a meeting on early years nutrition and the obesity crisis with public health minister Jane Ellison MP. Danone;s spin doctor was given plenty of space to address the delegates. In a  rare show of dissent from the floor, a Director of Baby Milk Action, which campaigns against what it sees as misleading marketing by the baby feeding industry, said it was of grave concern that Danone was funding the meeting. “

Tuesday 6th October

Early years priorities for Government
Time: 10:00 Location: Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel: Dickens & Thackeray room Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided

·       Jane Ellison MP, Public Health Minister at the Department of Health (Invited)

·       Mark Wallace, Executive Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair)

·       Paul Gately, Professor of Exercise & Obesity, Leeds Metropolitan University

·       June O’Sullivan MBE – Chief Executive, London Early Years Foundation

·       Helen Crichton, Head of Public Affairs, Danone Nutricia

In Partnership with Conservative Home and Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition
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