Food taxes - what role might they have in the battle against obesity?
Monday 7th April
Governors Hall, St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH
1.30pm - 4.30pm
1.00pm Registration and coffee
1.30pm Opening remarks
1.40pm Why the interest in food taxation?
Professor Judy Buttriss (BNF)
1.55pm Are food taxes the way forward for obesity reduction?
Professor Richard Tiffin (University of Reading)
2.30pm Economics of food taxes - Reflection on the Danish experience
Christopher Snowden (Institute of Economic Affairs)
3.05pm Food Prices and Food Consumption – Potential contradictions between health and economic policy
Dr Laura Cornelsen (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
3.30pm What do consumers think – Perceptions of acceptability and effectiveness of food taxes
Dr Hannah Timpson (Liverpool John Moores University)
3.55pm Opinions in the food industry - Perspectives on food taxes and other policy initiatives
Kate Halliwell (Food and Drink Federation)
4.20pm Closing Remarks
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