The first Sugar Reduction Summit was held at The Royal Society in the summer of 2014, bringing together retail, industry, public health, policy makers/influencers, academia and health and wellness communities in response to the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition’s draft recommendations to significantly reduce intakes of added sugar in our diets. In 2015, SACN published its final report, recommending that people consume no more than 5% of their daily calorie intake from sugar – half the original 10% recommendation, and in 2016, the Chancellor announced the new soft drinks levy or so-called “sugar tax”, followed later that same year by Government publishing The Childhood Obesity Plan which included a targeted programme of sugar reduction. Further Policy announcements look likely, with speculation that the dairy sector and confectionery might be next in line for a sugar tax.
Now in its fourth year, The Sugar Reduction Summit has earnt a reputation for bringing together the leading experts from industry, academia, public health and policy to discuss and debate the key issues and obstacles around sugar reduction, to ask uncomfortable questions and challenge what more can be done.
This Sugar Reduction Summit is funded through delegate revenues only. Editorial control for the Summit is solely under the control of Smooth Events to ensure the programme is neutral and unbiased. Smooth Events have absolutely no direct or indirect involvement with the food, nutrition or pharmaceutical industries. The Summit does not accept any funding outside of delegate revenues and the programme has been independently researched. Our tenancy at the Royal Society and our engagement with the speakers is subject to ensuring that the programme maintains scientific and educational merit and is free from bias or vested interests. All speakers are asked to declare any conflicting interests and these are detailed, where relevant, in their biography statements.
The Sugar Reduction Awards, launched in 2017 to celebrate and recognise the progress being made in sugar reduction is not for profit and is intended to add further value to the Summit, by creating a showcase of best practice and innovation in sugar reduction. The Awards will accept sponsorship from a highly select group of organisations who have shown commitment to supporting and facilitating sugar reduction efforts.
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