Reduction Programme: What do we need?
Next meeting: 18th October 2017, 4-5:30pm, House of Commons
Participants have been asked to consider the following questions:
- What do you think are the key opportunities presented by the Calorie Reduction Programme and how is your organisation going to make the Calorie Reduction Programme a success?
- What do you think are the key challenges of the Calorie Reduction Programme and what could your organisation do to overcome them?
After a discussion with the participants listed below, the Chair will open the discussion to the audience.
- Alison Tedstone, Deputy Director Diet and Obesity, Public Health England (PHE)
- Professor Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Diabetes and Obesity, NHS England
- Professor Russell Viner, Professor in Adolescent Health, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
- Andrew Opie, Director of Food and Sustainability, British Retail Consortium (BRC)
- Kate Halliwell, Nutrition and Health Manager, Food and Drink Federation (FDF)
- Will Blomefield, Head of UK Government Relations, Tesco
- Tony Sophoclides, Director of Communications, Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR)
- Wan Mak, Head of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sodexo UK and Ireland
- Gabriella Bittante, Policy Manager, British Hospitality Association (BHA)
- Caroline Cerny, Alliance Lead, Obesity Health Alliance (OHA)
- Jenny Rosborough, Campaign Manager, Action on Sugar
- Chris Askew, CEO, Diabetes UK
With 11.9 million people at an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, and the number of people diagnosed doubling over the last 10 years, strong action is needed to reduce levels of obesity and Type 2 diabetes. The APPG for Diabetes welcomes Public Health England (PHE) recent announcement for a Calorie Reduction Programme. This is the next stage of the Childhood Obesity Programme, and an important step towards making our society healthier. Looking towards ensuring the success of the programme, the APPG will host a roundtable in which specialists, charities, manufacturers, retailers and the out-of-home sector are invited to share their knowledge, experience and concerns with parliamentarians. The information gathered will be used to inform an APPG report.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP by emailing email@example.com. Due to limits on room capacity, please note that admittance will be on a first come, first served and one organisation, one person basis.