The Sugar Summit (#SugarSummit) will be held on September 6th 2017 in the European Parliament (time and room tbc) and on September 13th in Committee Room 10, Palace of Westminster, at 3-6pm. Please register here.
A number of high profile retailers, charities and other stakeholders will come together to discuss ways of promoting the consumption of healthier food and drink at the Sugar Summit hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes. This follows an earlier summit at which the Sugarwise marque was first introduced in a parliamentary session.
More can be done to encourage greater uptake of healthy options beyond the government’s current obesity plan and sugar tax. This includes a lower VAT rate for healthier food and drink as per the #DontTaxHealthy campaign, and retailer support in promoting healthier options by increasing their availability, such as in new product introductions.
We are shifting the focus of the debate towards positive steps to be taken to highlight healthier alternatives to sugary treats to consumers. A constructive conversation is expected.
Chair: Rt Hon Keith Vaz – Member of Parliament
Panellists: Dr David Unwin, General Practitioner – Norwood Surgery | Lord Clive Brooke, Baron of Alverthorpe – House of Lords | Annie O’Leary, Editor in Chief – Netmums | Dr Giles Yeo, Principal Research Associate – University of Cambridge | Rend Platings, Chief Executive – Sugarwise