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Alison Tedstone

Dr Alison Tedstone is National Director with responsibility of diet, nutrition and obesity in the Health and Wellbeing Directorate of Public Health England (PHE). Her teams work areas include the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, nutrient composition of foods, scientific advice on nutrition (including the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition), and messaging on nutrition and health issues. They also coordinate a cross PHE a programme of work aimed at tackling the nations obesity problem which supports national and local level delivery, including actions aimed at improving systems leadership and addressing the environmental causes obesity.

Alison transferred with the other nutrition colleagues from the Department of Health in April 2013 and before that from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in 2010. Before joining the FSA, in 2001, she was an academic at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has a BSc and PhD from London University. She completed post doctorate research in Oxford. She is on the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists held by the Association for Nutrition as a Registered Nutritionist (public health) and as a Fellow.

Sugar reduction: What about the drinks not included in the Soft Drinks Industry Levy?

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Children are currently consuming more than double the recommended daily intake of sugar. Consuming too much sugar is among the main causes of too many children leaving primary school overweight or obese and suffering with tooth decay. Whilst much of the …