The Scottish Government’s vision set out in A Healthier Future: Scotland’s Diet & Healthy Weight Delivery Plan is for a Scotland where everyone eats well and has a healthy weight. As announced by the First Minister in May 2018, the delivery plan includes a guiding ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030. This a bold but necessary ambition to ensure that more of our children have a healthy weight, and avoid health complications later in life. Download the report here.
This report updates previous key findings about the state of the Scottish diet, and provides new insights into consumer attitudes towards changing the food environment, and information on calories consumed from alcohol. Access the report here.
The situation report collates current evidence on diet and health statistics using info-graphics to provide information for policy makers, stakeholders including the food and drink industry, health professionals and consumers to and shows how far we are from meeting the current Scottish Dietary Goals.
The report makes the case for reducing the consumption of discretionary foods and drinks to make significant and measurable improvements to diet and health. Discretionary foods are items of food and drink that are high in calories and low in nutritional value, they include, biscuits, cakes, confectionery, savoury snacks and sugar-sweetened drinks. Read More