Public Sector: Food

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Labour, Bristol East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will bring the Balanced Scorecard approach for public procurement of food and drink in line with the 2015 SACN sugar recommendations.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Government continues to consider the recommendations from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition report on ‘Carbohydrates and Health’ and how these can be incorporated into policy, including reducing sugar consumption.

‘Carbohydrates and Health’ is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/445503/SACN_Carbohydrates_and_Health.pdf

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