Diet and Healthy Weight Consultations

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 30 May 2023.

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Photo of Claire Baker Claire Baker Labour

Organisations of professionals who have argued for action will be bitterly disappointed by the statement. Earlier this month, Obesity Action Scotland asked itself:

“So, can Scotland halve childhood obesity by 2030

? Based on the current direction of travel, the answer is almost certainly no.”

How much more evidence gathering is there going to be, given that the results of inaction are staring us in the face? For example, too often, in the out-of-home sector, kids’ food is unhealthy food. What action will the Government take to tackle children’s poor choices in the out-of-home sector?