The food industry was overwhelmingly in favour of remaining in the UK. The UK exports around £9bn food and drink to the EU. At the same time, the public health and nutrition issues of obesity and its associated conditions appear intractable. How should the food industry and nutritionists respond to the challenges of leaving the European Union?
Join academics, campaigners and practitioners from the food industry and health to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by food and nutrition post-Brexit UK.
Indicative topics for discussion:
- The implications of Brexit for trade and health.
- Should the UK take the opportunity to repeal food regulations?
- Will Brexit leave the UK out of step with the EU and so threaten
- How will the UK organise the communication and scientific substantiation of health and nutrition claims?
Speakers on the day will include:
- Sue Davies MBE
Chief Policy Officer – Which?
Sue is Chief Policy Adviser for Which?, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit and former Chair of the Management Board of the European Food Safety Authority. Sue celebrates 20 years of campaigning for consumers on a broad range of food issues. Sue was awarded an MBE for services to food safety in 2003.
- John Basset
Policy and Scientific Development Director – Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)
John is a food safety and veterinary professional with over 20 years of experience helping companies and governments to understand and manage the risks associated with foods and animals. John formerly spent 10 years as a member of the FSA’s Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food, and now plays a critical role in coordinating and contributing to the IFST position on scientific and other areas of policy.
- Professor Sarah Grogan
Professor of Psychology Health and Wellbeing at Manchester Metropolitan University
Sarah leads the Applied Psychology and Wellbeing research group at Manchester Met. Her research focuses on behaviour change and she is Associate Editor of the British Journal of Health Psychology.
- Sally Moore
Researcher, University of Leeds; Assoc. Senior Lecturer, Leeds Trinity University
Sally is a Registered Dietician (HPC) and qualified nutritionist, who has previously worked as Company Nutritionist for a “Big 4” supermarket chain. Sally’s current research interests involve consumer engagement with nutrition labelling information and public health nutrition initiatives.