Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

Implementing policy on sugar reduction - reformulation, consumer choices and regulation

Thursday, 27th April 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



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.


Guests of Honour

Dr Alison Tedstone

National Lead, Diet and Obesity and Chief Nutritionist, Diet and Obesity, Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England

Mark Lloyd

Lead, Soft Drinks Industry Levy, HM Treasury

Guest of Honour

Dr Alison Tedstone

National Lead, Diet and Obesity and Chief Nutritionist, Diet and Obesity, Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England

Chairs

Dr Philippa Whitford

Member, Health Select Committee and Spokesperson for Health, Scottish National Party

Sharon Hodgson MP

Shadow Minister, Public Health

Speakers

Dr Naomi Grant

R&D Director, GB&I, Lucozade Ribena Suntory

Mark Lloyd

Lead, Soft Drinks Industry Levy, HM Treasury

Sue Davies

Chief Policy Advisor, Which?

Duncan Stephenson

Director of External Affairs, Royal Society for Public Health

Dr Martin O'Connell

Associate Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Dr Katie Cuming

Consultant, Public Health, Brighton and Hove City Council

Chit Selvarajah

Policy Manager, Cancer Research UK

Tim Smith

Group Quality Director, Tesco

Jenny Arthur

Head of Nutrition and Product Development, Leatherhead Food Research

A senior representative from

Food Standards Scotland