The popularity of eating out is significantly increasing– resulting in a diverse and rich food culture. Public Health England figures suggest one in five meals are now eaten outside the home – a rise of five per cent in just one year. But with the sector covering everything from restaurants and cafes, to leisure centres, convenience stores and vending machines – what more can it do to tackle obesity and encourage healthy eating? Where do the responsibilities of policy, the food and drink industry, and the individual consumer intersect?

Host: Timandra Harkness, Writer and Broadcaster


14.15 - 15.00

Prue Leith CBE, Vice-President, Sustainable Restaurant Association

Philip Graves, Consumer Behaviour Expert

Dr Alison Tedstone, Director and Chief Nutritionist, Public Health England

Hannah Squirrell, Customer Director, Greggs


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