Building Trust in Tackling Obesity?Saturday, April 30, 2011
Yesterday, at the 2nd National Obesity Summit, one of the workshops was on the issue of building trust.
As regular readers may recall, I have been part of this initiative in the past, as I firmly believe in the value of dialogue – whether in the end you agree or agree to disagree.
At yesterday’s workshop there was again good representation from industry (mainly Big-Food/Beverages, government and non-government organisations as well as health professionals and academics – sectors that not only mistrust each other, but also, interestingly, often display significant inter-sectoral mistrust.
Rather than go through some of the discussions or outcomes of this workshop, I post this video that was taken following the last Building Trust in Obesity workshop and nicely reflects why this dialogue is so important and useful, if as a society we hope to in the end all work together to address some of the pertinent issues.
I guess the video speaks for itself.