Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

Next steps for policy on high fat, sugar and salt foods - regulation, innovation and marketing

Morning, Tuesday, 12th December 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will consider priorities for policy on high fat, sugar and salt foods.


With targets set out in the Childhood obesity plan for a 20% reduction in sugar in food by 2020 and continued commitments to reducing salt and calorie content, this conference will bring together policymakers with stakeholders across the food and drink sector to discuss priorities in reducing consumption of HFSS products.


This will also be an opportunity to review the wider food environment following new restrictions by the Committee of Advertising Practice on HFSS foods advertising in children’s non-broadcast media which have recently come into effect.


Including a keynote from Dr Alison Tedstone, Deputy Director and Chief Nutritionist, Diet and Obesity, Health Improvement, Public Health England, planned sessions focus on:


  • Policy priorities reducing HFSS foods - including the role of reformulation, innovation and how best to engage consumers;
  • The broader health picture - tackling obesity and poor oral health;
  • Reducing consumption - policy initiatives in Scotland;
  • The wider food environment - including regulating HFSS foods advertising, nutritional information and labelling and reducing consumption of HFSS products in an increasing out-of-home sector; and
  • Lessons learnt from local initiatives to reduce HFSS consumption and obesity levels.


Guest of Honour

Dr Alison Tedstone

Deputy Director and Chief Nutritionist, Diet and Obesity, Health Improvement, Public Health England

Guest of Honour

Dr Alison Tedstone

Deputy Director and Chief Nutritionist, Diet and Obesity, Health Improvement, Public Health England

Speakers

Jon Woolven

Strategy and Innovation Director, IGD

Jenny Arthur

Head of Nutrition and Product Development, Leatherhead Food Research

Tim Baker

Headteacher, Charlton Manor Primary School, London; Member, London Food Board; Member, School Food Plan Alliance and Panel Member, National Child Measurement Programme

Sara Stanner

Science Director, BNF

James Best

Chairman, Committee of Advertising Practice