Sugar Reduction: What do parliamentarians say?
10:00 - 11:00
The Food Foundation and Public Health England convened an event in parliament on 09th October 2015 to discuss the evidence of what works to curb sugar reduction in advance of the Government’s new childhood obesity strategy.
Parliamentarians that contributed to the discussion included Lord Ribeiro, Ben Bradshaw MP, Lord Balfe, Geraint Davies MP, Baroness Jenkin of Kennington, Lord Rennard, Lord Rea, Jim Shannon MP, Baroness Jolly. The high level of political interest in actions to reduce sugar consumption demonstrates the critical importance of the childhood obesity strategy which will be published early next year.
- Dr Alison Tedstone
- Director of Diet and Obesity at Public Health England
- Dr Corinna Hawkes
- Expert Advisor to the Food Foundation, and Honorary Research Fellow at City University