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.
Being overweight or obese increases the risk of a range of health conditions including Type II diabetes, heart disease and stroke and is the biggest cause of cancer after smoking.
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.