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Around 200,000 tonnes of sugar could be removed from UK diets each year by 2020, according to Public Health England. The food and drink sector is being challenged to achieve this by cutting the sugar levels by 20% across their products, reducing the number of calories in a single serving and pushing consumers towards low sugar alternatives. But can industry innovate quickly enough to reduce sugar? Will smaller portions work in practice? And, how can these targets be enforced? 


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

Panelists:

10.45 - 11.45

Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive, Public Health England

Gavin Partington, Director General, British Soft Drinks Association

Dr Kavita Karnik, M.Med.Sci., PhD, Director of Nutrition, Tate & Lyle

Cathryn Higgs, Head of Food Policy, Co-op

 

 

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