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Should corporations be involved in deciding public health policy?

The Imperial College International Public Health Society is hosting a debate entitled:
Should corporations be involved in deciding public health policy? 
Monday 31st January 2011 Starts: 17.50 Finishes: 19.00 Location: Clinical Lecture Theatre (Room 234), Cambridge Wing, St Mary’s Hospital Paddington, Praed Street, London W2 1NY.
The Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, recently announced his new plans for corporations such as McDonalds and PepsiCo to be key players in writing UK public health policy. They will co-chair five ‘responsibility deals’ with government ministers, which will give them unprecedented power and influence. Will this help fight obesity, alcohol and diet-related diseases, or make these problems worse?
The 3 speakers will be:
MELANIE LEECH, Director General of the Food and Drink Federation. The Food and Drink Federation is the UK’s largest trade association representing food and drink companies such as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Cadbury’s, Mars, Nestle, Muller Dairy, McVities, Kellog…