Heather Peace, Head of Public Health Nutrition at Food Standards Scotland said:
“Food Standards Scotland welcomes the Scottish Government’s commitment to halving childhood obesity in Scotland by 2030, and we will continue to work with the Scottish Government and others to help achieve this objective.
“Obesity is one of the most serious problems we face in Scotland today, with 29% of children currently being overweight or obese.
“Food Standards Scotland has recommended a package of measures to urgently address this serious issue, and it’s essential that industry, government and the people of Scotland all work together to turn the tide on obesity.”
- Read the full Scottish Government press release
- Analysis of responses to public consultation on the diet and healthy weight delivery plan can be found on the Scottish Government website.
- Nine out of ten people in Scotland think obesity is a serious problem in the country, and 82% believe reducing obesity is a shared responsibility (The Scottish Diet - It needs to change 2018 update, Food Standards Scotland, 2018).