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Implementing policy on sugar reduction

Published: 13/03/2017

The Westminster Food and Nutrition Forum is holding a seminar in Central London on Thursday, April 27, to discuss ‘Implementing policy on sugar reduction – reformulation, consumer choices and regulation’.

The CPD certified event will include keynote addresses from Mark Lloyd, the Policy Lead on the Soft Drinks Industry Levy for HM Treasury; and Dr Alison Tedstone, the National Lead on Diet and Obesity and Chief Nutritionist on Diet and Obesity, Health and Wellbeing for Public Health England.

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 and 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.