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BNF Symposium: Food taxes - what role might they have in the battle against obesity?

Date: Monday, 7 April, 2014; 13:00-16:30

Location: Governors Hall, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

The British Nutrition Foundation is holding a half-day symposium on "Food taxes - what role might they have in the battle against obesity?" Experts will be discussing the evidence for and against the use of food taxes as an anti-obesity measure to change health behaviours of the population, looking at the Danish experience and giving industry and consumer perspectives.

The speakers presenting will be Professor Judy Buttriss (British Nutrition Foundation), Professor Richard Tiffin (University of Reading), Christopher Snowden (Institute of Economic Affairs), Dr Laura Cornelsen (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Dr Hannah Timpson (Liverpool John Moores University), and Kate Halliwell (Food and Drink Federation).

Please see the programme and application form for more information. Student rate places are available but please note these are very limited and available on a first come, first served basis.