Dr Alison Tedstone

Dr Alison Tedstone is Deputy Director with responsibility for diet, nutrition and obesity in the Health Improvement Directorate of Public Health England (PHE). Her team’s work areas include the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, nutrient composition of foods, scientific advice on nutrition (including the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition), and advice on nutrition and actions to improve diet, including work underpinning the government’s Childhood Obesity Plan with the food industry to reduce the sugar, salt and calorie content of everyday foods. The division also coordinates across PHE a programme of work aimed at tackling the nation’s obesity problem which supports national and local level delivery, including actions aimed at improving systems leadership and addressing the environmental causes obesity.

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