Food Matters Live, 29-30 June | 16-17 Nov

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15:30 - 16:30

Plans to ban adverts for HFSS products before 9pm - with consultation on a total ban on online advertising - would be amongst the most stringent advertising restrictions in the world. The divisive proposals would have an enormous impact across industry, from retailers to brands not typically considered 'junk food'. Does evidence support such restrictions in addressing rising obesity levels? What is being done beyond the UK? And how does the economic cost of the proposals weigh up against the health benefits?

Chair:  Dr Stefanie Vandevijvere, Senior Scientist, Public Health Nutrition, Epidemiology and Public Health, Sciensano


Mhairi Brown, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Action on Salt and Action on Sugar

Kate Nicholls, CEO, UK Hospitality

Dr Emma Boyland, Senior Lecturer in Appetite and Obesity, Institute for Population Health, University of Liverpool and Advisory Board Member, European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO)

Magnus Brooke, Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, ITV plc


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