A healthier future - action and ambitions on diet, activity and healthy weight

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A healthier future - action and ambitions on diet, activity and healthy weight


This consultation document proposes a range of actions to improve diet and weight in Scotland.  It draws on experience of implementing the Obesity Route Map, the learning from tackling other public health challenges such as alcohol use and smoking, and a growing body of evidence on the action necessary to improve the health of the whole population. 

Tackling obesity has already been identified as a priority in Programme for Government with key commitments to limit the marketing of food high in fat, sugar and salt and provide more support for people with type 2 diabetes to lose weight.  In launching the consultation, the Government announced funding of £42 million over the next 5 years to expand these services.

Other proposals include:

action on junk food advertising

action on food purchases for consumption outside the home

preventative services including information, advice and support for children and families on healthy eating

practical support for small & medium sized food manufacturers to reformulate and develop healthier products

a range of opportunities for people to be more active

working with the public sector and a wide range of partners to support local improvement work on diet & weight

The response to this consultation has now been submitted. Please contact the Consultation Response Team ([email protected]) if you have any related queries.

Consultation Documents
Consultation Address
Consultation Body
Scottish Government
  • Scotland


Consultation Close Date
31 Jan 2018
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