Sugarwise Summit hosted in Parliament

Posted on September 18th, 2017 in Local News

The APPG for Diabetes co-hosted the annual Sugarwise summit in order to raise awareness of the amount of sugar being consumed. Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP chaired the event which was a great success for all involved.

The attendees and the panel heard from industry experts, food producers and those who had a personal story to tell. There were many sugar-free and low-sugar treats to try.

Dr Giles Yeo, a principle research associate from Cambridge University said that he was a voice of moderation on the panel as sugar was not the enemy. While Andrew Roberts from the Royal Voluntary Service showed the positive impact a no-sugar café can have on a community.

Netmums speaker, Annie O’Leary expressed the frustration of busy parents everywhere at the difficulty of finding low sugar food and treats for children. Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP showed sympathy and promised to continue his fight against sugar, pledging to start with the House of Commons Tea Room.