Nutrition Australia Vic Division AGM

You are invited to Nutrition Australia Vic Division's 2017 Annual General Meeting and discussion:

Will a sugary drinks levy improve public health?

Hear our guest speakers justify their case ‘for’ and ‘against’ the proposed levy.

Dr. Kathryn Backholer from Deakin University will discuss why a sugary drink levy is needed and the positive impact it will have on public health.

Geoff Parker, CEO of the Australian Beverages Council will discuss how the sugary drink levy is not the solution.

Questions will also be taken by both presenters.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from both sides! 

6-8pm, Monday 1 May 2017

Parkhill Room, Level 10, Deloitte Building, 550 Bourke Street, Melbourne

6.00pm Registration and networking
6.30pm Annual General Meeting
7.15pm Guest speakers: 'The case for and against a sugary drinks levy'
8.00pm Meeting close

Via EventBrite by 5pm, by Monday 24 April 2017.


Dr Kathryn Backholer 
Dr Kathryn Backholer is a Senior Research Fellow and leads the equity research program within the Global Obesity Centre at Deakin University. Her research aims to build the evidence base to support the equitable prevention of diet related ill-health through policy and practice, with a particular focus on price manipulation for healthy eating.

Geoff Parker 
Geoff Parker is the Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Beverages Council. The Beverages Council is the peak industry voice representing the $7 billion non-alcoholic beverages industry. Member companies represent over 95% of the industry’s production volume and produce a range of innovative beverages to meet every lifestyle and hydration occasion.

Geoff is also Executive Director of the International Council of Beverages Associations Asia Pacific Regional Beverages Group (APAC Group. The APAC Group has over 70 member representatives from a range of companies and country associations throughout the Asia Pacific region. In addition, Geoff is on the Board of the International Council of Bottled Water Associations.

Monday 1-5-2017


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