Report: International Sweeteners Workshop In January 2015, we hosted a two-day meeting* exploring sugars and sweeteners in relation to human health. Calling on our extensive network, 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 non-communicable diseases (NCDs). 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 c. Partnership 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.