The online seminar – Obesity and health, the big fat, sugar and salt debate – aims to move the debate about the origins and solutions to the obesity crisis onto a firmer scientific footing.
‘Cut through … unhelpful rhetoric’
Three influential groups are backing the webinar: the Institute of Food Science & Technology, the British Dietetic Association and the Nutrition Society. Jon Poole, chief executive of the IFST, told FoodManufacture.co.uk: “Given the well-balanced make-up of the panel for this web-based seminar, I am sincerely hopeful that we can cut through some of the unhelpful rhetoric and, instead, focus for just one hour on the scientific evidence.
“My expectation is that anyone involved in making decisions about diet and health – whether in government or in the food processing sector can once and for all gain some clarity from this seminar.”
National Institute for Health Research
Taking part will be representatives from the National Institute for Health Research, the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Leeds University and the Food and Drink Federation. See full list below. Register for your free place here.
There is no limit on the number of registrations and, once registered, you can listen to the broadcast at any time during or after its broadcast on Thursday. There will be a live question and answer session at the end of the debate. You can put a question to our panel, using your computer screen, during the webinar or register your question in advance by emailing Michael.email@example.com.
Meanwhile, there will be a live question and answer session at the end of the debate. To register your question in advance, email Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Professor Alan Jackson, director National Institute for Health Research, Southampton Biomedical Research Centre
•Graham MacGregor, professor of cardiovascular medicine at and chairman of Consensus Action on Salt & Health and Action on Sugar
•Dr Charlotte Evans, lecturer in nutritional epidemiology and public health nutrition at Leeds University
•Barbara Gallani, director of the FDF’s Regulatory, science and health division