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Addressing the root causes of overweight and obesity; Part of the Hieda Box Set

14th March 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Date: Friday 14 March 
  • Time: 16:00 – 17:00 
  • Venue: Zoom (online) – webinar


  • Those who would like to learn more about supporting others 
  • Those with a medical and health promotion responsibility 
  • Catering departments 
  • Boarding staff. 

Course outline

This training package comprises of 12 webinars on a variety of medical topics, the purpose of which is to provide updates on medical conditions and refresh skills. This box set is suitable for all organisations who wish to further their knowledge with a view to supporting their employees within the work environment. It is also aimed at supporting school nurses with their training and development needs; helping them to raise the standards of care provided in schools, this could count as CPD as part of their revalidation. Webinars will be recorded so if you cannot attend the day or have missed any of the box set, they can be available for you to view when convenient.

This training is available to purchase as a single webinar or part of the Hieda box set series.

This set will be £500 for a member series place.

Obesity and over-weight is a growing problem amongst all ages in the UK now and early intervention is critical. Dr Fallows will explain the latest science on how to understand obesity and address the root causes which include stress, poor sleep, inactivity and the quality of what we eat. The latest research on the gut microbiome and ultra-processed foods will be covered. You can learn about simple steps to support particularly fussy eaters and encourage a more holistic view within your teams on how to support children to live healthy lives which will improve all areas of their health including mental health.

Training topics will include: 

  • My journey 
  • Treatment 
  • Support strategies

 Learning outcomes: 

  • To have an understanding of the health implications of being overweight 
  • To have an understanding of the struggles a person may experience when overweight 
  • To learn how to support someone with their weight


Dr Ellen Fallows, Vice-President, The British Society of Lifestyle Medicine

Dr Fallows is a GP with experience in treatment and reversal of long-term conditions through supported lifestyle change. She has a post-graduate diploma in obesity and weight management, SCOPE obesity trained, is board certified in Lifestyle Medicine and has a certificate in human nutrition from NNedPro. She works with the Type-2 Diabetes Remission Programme (NHS LCD Pilot) in Birmingham and Solihull and has set-up group clinics to support patients with lifestyle changes.

As vice-president of The British Society of Lifestyle Medicine she previously set-up their Learning Academy.

Championing healthcare policy that supports people to live healthy lives, she has worked with NHS England, the RCGP and Department of Health and Social Care on issues around person-centred care and weight management. She teaches lifestyle medicine at Oxford University and lectures at several medical schools, GP training and trainer events whilst editing a textbook for Cambridge University Press on Lifestyle Medicine with the team at Imperial College London.


  • Member Rate: £60 
  • Additional Member Rate: £20
  • Non-member Rate: £120* 
  • Member Series Box Set: £500

*If you would like to become a member and access discounted rates for Hieda CPD and events, please click here.

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Other titles in this box set series:

1. Migraine Awareness: October 03
2. Infection Control: October 11
3. Asthma and Anaphylaxis update: November 04
4. Medication: meeting inspection criteria and managing guidelines: December 07
5. Diabetes Update: February 07
6. Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace: February 23
7. Menopause: March 06
8. Addressing the root causes of overweight and obesity: March 14
9. Sports Nutrition: March 21
10. IBS: April 18
11. Chronic Fatigue: May 12
12. Epilepsy: June 20



14th March 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm




Health in Education Association