David Stewart

MSP, Highlands and Islands

Highlands and Islands Labour

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  • Scottish Parliament: Physical Activity, Diet and Healthy Weight 15 Nov 2018

    I welcome this afternoon’s debate. Obesity is a modern-day public health crisis that would have been unrecognisable to Scots who lived through rationing in the second world war or to those who lived a century before that, when parishes from Shetland to Selkirk had to set up poorhouses. I share the view of Martin Cohen of the University of Hertfordshire, who has stated: “Obesity is...
  • Scottish Parliament: Physical Activity, Diet and Healthy Weight 15 Nov 2018

    I bow to the member’s experience. He makes a very good point that was reinforced at the diabetes dinner last night. I agree with what the Government has done on weight management, but any tangible improvement is likely to be short lived unless we take a preventative approach. Evidence-based action is absolutely crucial. It is important to know that what we are doing is working. Diabetes...
  • Scottish Parliament: Physical Activity, Diet and Healthy Weight 15 Nov 2018

    Will the member give way?

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Labour MSP for Highlands and Islands

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election

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