Food: Supermarkets

House of Lords written question – answered on 21st July 2009.

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Photo of Lord Dykes Lord Dykes Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have assessed progress in encouraging supermarkets to position unhealthy food and confectionery away from the checkout and in less prominent areas.

Photo of Lord Darzi of Denham Lord Darzi of Denham Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

The Government have made no formal assessment of changes supermarkets have made. However, the department continues to work in partnership with retailers to support consumers to make healthier food choices, as set out in Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: A Cross-Government Strategy for England. A copyhas already been placed in the Library.

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