The Food Foundation and Public Health England convened an event in parliament to discuss the evidence of what works to curb sugar reduction in advance of the Government’s new childhood obesity strategy.
Lord Rooker introduced the event by highlighting that 10% of children are starting school obese and noted that the UK was world leading in salt reduction and if there is a will, there is a way to do the same with sugar.
Our guest speakers Dr Alison Tedstone and Dr Corinna Hawkes were joined in a roundtable discussion by individuals from both the House of Lords, the House of Commons, representatives from industry and third sector organisations.
South East, Lib Dem, Lord Rennard said we have learnt a lot about reducing tobacco consumption and we need to learn from this. He said: “When children learn about sums and mathematics, could they also learn about teaspoons of sugar and calories?