The Sugar Reduction Summit: Industry, Regulation and Public Health

This year has seen unprecedented changes and calls for change to the food and drink regulatory environment, to which Brexit will only add further complication and uncertainty – the sugar levy announced in this year’s budget, a review of advertising regulations later this year, EU level changes to nutrient profiles, the imminent publication of The Childhood Obesity Strategy and a surge of campaigns challenging how sugar is shown on packaging.

Yet concerns remain about the extent to which reducing sugar consumption to the recommended targets is achievable, and whether The Childhood Obesity Strategy will be bold enough to facilitate reductions. This year’s Sugar Reduction Summit will focus on industry, regulation and public health, once again bringing together a unique mix of public health, policymakers, local authorities, industry, academia and the health and wellness communities to debate the viability and efficacy of current and future initiatives to curb sugar consumption.