The Sugar Reduction Summitt: Science, Policy and Public Health

The forthcoming Sugar Reduction Summit – Science, viagra 40mg Policy and Public Health will take place at the Royal Society, see London on Wednesday 9th July 2014.

Registration is now open and full details for this important one day event, can be found on the website  
Early Bird rates will apply until 12th June. 

Sugar’s role in obesity has dominated news headlines this year invoking parallels between the tobacco and food industries and isolating sugar’s role in diet-related diseases. With almost two thirds of adults in the UK now classified as overweight or obese, there is no doubt that obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of our time.  But what part does sugar play in obesity and ill-health? When consumed as part of a calorie-controlled diet, should it be singled out as any more to blame or any more harmful than fats or other carbohydrates and should sugar reduction be a health priority? 

With the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition’s Carbohydrate Report due out in June, The Sugar Reduction Summit provides a much needed neutral and balanced platform for policy makers and key stakeholders within the health, scientific and food and nutrition industries to come together and explore evidence-based research on the impact of sugar in our diets and to debate whether sugar reduction should be a health priority, how harmful sugar really is and how sugar reduction might be achieved practically. 

The event, which is supported by The Wolfson Institute, will include high level briefings from leading experts followed by panel debates and open-floor discussions which will allow key questions to be asked and explored in a balanced and objective environment.

To see the full programme and confirmed speakers, please click here. Hosted places have been reserved for press and policy makers.

Presentations include:

•   An overview of sugar consumption trends from Public Health England

•   A look at the systematic reviews on the harms of excessive sugar consumption

•   Dental evidence and its impact on the setting of upper limits of consumption

•   The impact of sugar on energy regulation

•   The arguments for and against the hypothesis that sugar is harmful beyond its calorific value

•   Reformulation strategies and the food industry’s role in sugar reduction

•   Government’s role in regulating nutritional content of food

•   Personal choice and consumer responsibility

•   A review of population based interventions and their effectiveness

Key speakers include: 

Professor Jason Halford – Chair, UK Association for the Study of Obesity  l Dr Alison Tedstone - Director of Diet and Obesity/Chief Nutritionist, Public Health England l Professor Susan Jebb OBE- Chair, Public Health Responsibility Deal l Professor Jim Mann – Professor in Human Nutrition and Medicine, University of Otago New Zealand  l Professor Graham MacGregor - Chair of Action on Sugar l Professor Terence Stephenson - Chair of The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges l Professor Robert Lustig MD – Professor of Pediatrics, University of California l Professor Luc Tappy MD – Senior Researcher at the Institute of Physiology, University of Lausanne Switzerland l Professor Paula Moynihan – Professor of  Nutrition and Oral Health, Newcastle University l Kate Halliwell – Food and Health Manager, Food and Drink Federation l  Dr Wayne Morley – Head of Food Innovation, Leatherhead Food Research | Professor Jack Winkler – Former Professor of Nutrition Policy, London Metropolitan University l Luciana Berger - Shadow Minister for Public Health l Sue Davies - Head of Food Policy, Which? l Dr Mike Rayner- Director of The British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention l Melanie Leech - Director General at The Food and Drink Federation

Registration is now open and early-bird rates apply until 12th June.  To register for the Summit please click here.

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