IFST Food Science & Nutrition Group event: 'Sweeteners: The next level'

Organised by IFST's Food Science and Nutrition Group

Three years on from our initial debate on ‘what are sugars and their role in food and drinks’ we revisit this topic with a different focus.
This event will debate the push/pull of interventions relating to sugar reduction in our diets, the government policies, industry response and consumer reaction.  

We will:
•    summarise health objectives and government targets
•    review the technologies to reduce sugars, both current and emerging.  
•    ascertain the consumer perspective.

This will once again be an interactive event and bring together a panel of experts to explore various regulatory, health and food formulation issues, relating to sugars reduction in our diet.  

Programme

18:15  Registration
18:30

Welcome: A debate on the reduction of sugars in food and drinks 
Kate Halliwell, Nutrition & Health Manager, FDF

18:40

Session 1: Overview of sugars and health including SACN, sugar tax and industry targets 
Jenny Arthur, Leatherhead International

 

Session 2: Sugar reduction where sweetness is the overriding priority
Helen Munday, FDF

 

Session 3: Sugar reduction where bulk functionality comes into play
Lindsey Bagley, Eureka 

  Session 4: Consumer Insights: Attitudes to sugar reduced products and the ingredients being used. 
TBC
 

Q&A
Kate Halliwell (Chair)

20:00

Drinks Reception

20:45 End

Please note that the programme is subject to change.

Check IFST policies section for information about cancellations and amendments.