Event

Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum: Implementing policy on sugar reduction - reformulation, consumer choices and regulation

 

Guests of Honour: Dr Alison Tedstone - National Lead, Diet and Obesity and Chief Nutritionist, Public Health England and Mark Lloyd - Lead, Soft Drinks Industry Levy, HM Treasury.

Delegates at this conference will discuss the next steps for reducing sugar consumption in the UK. It takes place in light of the recently published policy paper on the Soft Drinks Industry Levy ahead of new legislation being introduced in the Finance Bill 2017 as set out in the Government’s childhood obesity plan. The agenda is being structured to facilitate discussion on implementing the sugar tax, working with consumers to drive behaviour change, and overcoming the practical challenges to reducing sugar content - including discussion on portion size, labelling and reformulation.

Further confirmed speakers: Jenny Arthur, Head of Nutrition and Product Development, Leatherhead Food Research; Dr Katie Cuming, Consultant, Public Health, Brighton and Hove City Council; Sue Davies, Chief Policy Advisor, Which?; Dr Naomi Grant, Director of R&D, GB&I, Lucozade Ribena Suntory; Dr Martin O’Connell, Associate Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies; Heather Peace, Head of Public Health Nutrition, Food Standards Scotland; Chit Selvarajah, Policy Manager, Cancer Research UK; Tim Smith, Group Quality Director, Tesco and Duncan Stephenson, Director of External Affairs, Royal Society for Public Health.

Chairs: Sharon Hodgson MP, Shadow Minister, Public Health and Dr Philippa Whitford, Member, Health Select Committee and Spokesperson for Health, Scottish National Party.

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