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
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
City Council; Sue Davies, Chief Policy Advisor, Which?; Dr Naomi Grant,
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
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
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