How we are working to improve Scotland’s diet.
It is important that we improve the Scottish diet. The majority of the Scottish population is overweight with over a quarter classified as obese. The Scottish diet contains too many calories and too much fat, salt and sugar. This excess contributes to high levels of obesity and diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers.
Food Standards Scotland has an important role in helping the population to meet the Scottish Dietary Goals, reduce diet related health inequalities and so reduce the burden of dietary related diseases in Scotland.