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Panel debate: 12 months on – is PHE’s sugar reduction programme on target and are calorie reductions being achieved?

10:00 - 10:40
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  • 12 months on – is the Childhood Obesity Plan’s key tactic of reducing sugar creating the reductions in calories required to begin to effect change in levels of obesity?
  • Is the sugar reduction programme blowing in the wind against upselling, promotions, junk food advertising?
  • Is there any focus on reducing sweetness in the diet, not just sugar?
  • What substitutions are consumers making, what unintended consequences are occurring?
    With the soft drinks industry levy being hailed a success in driving reformulation – should this programme be extended to additional categories?
    What is being achieved in out-of-home?
  • Government has indicated additional legislation will be introduced if insufficient progress is achieved – what will demark “insufficient progress” and when will this be evaluated?
  • How can agricultural policy and health policy be better aligned?

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