Next steps for tackling obesity: prevention, sugar consumption and policy priorities
16 November 2016 00:00 - 17 November 2016 00:00
Taking place following the publication of revised Scottish Dietary Goals - which match SACN’s advice that intake of free sugars should be halved - and Food Standards Scotland’s report on the Scottish diet in December 2015 suggesting a lack of progress towards improving the Scottish diet, this seminar will provide an opportunity for delegates to consider future priorities for tackling obesity.
Discussion will focus on the potential of further regulation and taxation, including a sugar tax; the role of advertising; latest thinking on consumer choices and behaviour; and the progress and future challenges of the reformulation of products to reduce sugar content.
Guests of Honour: Daniel Kleinberg, Head of Health Improvement Division, The Scottish Government; Geoff Ogle, Chief Executive, Food Standards Scotland and David Thomson, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Food and Drink Federation.
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