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7th Annual FIZZ Symposium on 31 October 2019


posted by Research Admin 1 on 30 August 2019

 “Sweet As? Sugar’s impact on our health” on Thursday 31 October 2019 at the Fale Pasifika in The Auckland Business School.

Each year we bring together scientists, policymakers and public health professionals to discuss sugary drinks and the impact they are having on NZer's health.

Here's a small sample of our speakers for 2019...

Professor Selena Bartlett will talk on Sugar Addiction and its Consequences for Obesity Treatment and Prevention. 

Professor Bartlett is a Professor and Group Leader in Neuroscience of Obesity at the Translational Research Institute and a member of the QUT Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation.

Dr Peter Brukner's presentation is titled "We are getting fatter and sicker. What are we going to do about it?" 

Peter Brukner OAM is a specialist sports and exercise physician whose most recent position has been Australian cricket team doctor from 2012-17. 

Kiri Hannifin will discuss "How did Countdown come to its decision to age restrict the sale of energy drinks to Kiwi children".

As Countdown's General Manager of Corporate Affairs, Safety and Sustainability, Kiri is tasked with ensuring 3 million customers each week have trust in the supermarket brand's ability to deliver better outcomes for Aotearoa's environment and communities. 

Dr. Amanda Jones will present scientific evidence from a recent research study that reviewed real-world sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax evaluations from jurisdictions around the world. The study found that SSB taxes reduced how much people buy and drink SSBs. The study’s findings will be discussed in light of SSB consumption trends in Aotearoa New Zealand, and current arguments that oppose SSB taxation.

Dr. Rob Beaglehole is a Dental Public Health Specialist. Rob has recently returned from a fascinating 6-month “tour of duty” in the Beehive as the Senior Political Advisor to the Minister of Health, Dr David Clark. Rob will discuss the politics of sugary drinks and insights learnt from his time as a worker bee in the Hive.

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