Are public health initiatives and the sugar tax working?

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11 February 2020

The next evidence session of the Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health and Environment asks charities working to promote better public health, as well as the UK's food and drinks manufacturing trade body whether information campaigns and policies to promote reformulation are working to deliver healthier eating.


Tuesday 11 February, Committee Room 2A, Palace of Westminster

At 10.40am

  • Shirley Cramer, Royal Society for Public Health
  • Dr Louise Marshall, Senior Public Health Fellow, Health Foundation
  • Professor Susan Jebb, Professor of diet and population health, University of Oxford
  • Susan Lloyd, Executive Lead for Policy at the Faculty of Public Health

At 11.40am

  • Mhairi Brown, Policy and Public Affairs Coordinator, Action on Salt
  • Dr Hilda Mulrooney, Associate Professor in Nutrition, Obesity Group of the British Dietetic Association
  • Kate Halliwell, Head of Diet and Health Policy, Food and Drink Federation

Possible questions

  • What have been the impacts of mandatory reformulation programmes, such as the soft drinks industry levy?
  • What action, support, or regulation would be required from local and central government to promote a healthier food environment?
  • Obesity remains a pervasive issue. What is preventing progress in tackling it?
  • Which aspects of the food environment do you think impact most on consumer choice?

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