Two years on from the Childhood Obesity Plan and industry has made steady progress in meeting the sugar reduction target.  This seminar will examine progress to date and explore efforts needed to focused to meet the 20% target for 2020. Does the plan go far enough in tacking childhood obesity? What can be done outside of industry to reduce England’s obesity rate?

 Chair:  Kate Halliwell, Head of UK Diet and Health Policy, Food and Drink Federation              

14.15 - 14.40

Policy update – a year on, progress to date 

Richard Sangster, Head of Obesity Policy, Department of Health

14.40 - 15.05

Does Chapter 2 of the Obesity Plan go far enough?

Dan Parker, Chief Executive, Living Loud

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15.05 - 15.30

Childhood Obesity in the UK: dietetic approaches

Julie Lanigan, Principal Research Associate, Childhood Nutrition Research, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health

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