In January 2015, we hosted a two-day meeting* exploring sugars and sweeteners in relation to human health. Calling on , we convened leading global experts from academia, government, nutrition, toxicology, non-governmental organisations, policy, media, and the sweeteners and beverage industries. These experts shared the latest scientific evidence on sugars and sweeteners, and identified partnership opportunities to address obesity and nutrition-related .
The meeting was held under the Chatham House Rule. Topics addressed are outlined below. Download our International Sweeteners Workshop report for a summary of the discussion.
1. Obesity, nutrition-related non-communicable diseases and sugars
2. Sugars – the evidence
a. Is a calorie a calorie?
b. Liquid versus solid calories
c. Sugar ‘addiction’
3. Non-nutritive sweeteners – the evidence
4. Challenges to collecting data accurately to support evidence-based recommendations
5. Challenges to reporting scientific data accurately
6. Taking action
a. Education, messaging and behaviour change
b. Voluntarism and regulation
7. Suggestions for industry action
* This meeting was held by C3 Collaborating for Health, in conjunction with The Coca-Cola Company, on 27–28 January 2015 in London.