In March, Public Health England announced that 'Britain needs to go on a diet’ and England became the first country to challenge the food industry to reduce calories by 20% in everyday foods like pizzas, sandwiches and ready meals by 2024.  It comes on top of other initiatives to combat obesity, including the sugar reduction programme which is yet to yield results. Will calorie-cutting targets succeed and curb the rise of obesity or will it do little more than leave the food industry with a sour taste in its mouth?

Host: Anita Anand, TV & radio presenter and host of Radio 4’s debate programme ‘Any Answers'


10.45 - 11.45

Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive, Public Health England

Chris Bavin, Co-presenter of the BBC Eat Well For Less series and founder of award-winning independent retailer, The Naked Grocer

Hugo Harper, Senior adviser, The Behavioural Insights Team, in partnership with the Cabinet Office

Nick Lesica, Professor of Neuroengineering, University College London


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