Food Standards Scotland responds to the Chief Medical Officer’s report on Childhood Obesity published today.
Food Standards Scotland’s Head of Public Health Nutrition, Heather Peace, said:
“This timely report underlines the vital importance of reducing obesity rates amongst the youngest members of our society, and reflects many of the concerns highlighted in our Board paper from earlier this year.
We have called for significant changes to make food outside the home healthier to tackle Scotland’s obesity crisis and poor diet, including improving the range of healthy food and drink choices on children’s menus.
The health and wellbeing of people in Scotland continues to be at the heart of what we do, and given a third of all children in Scotland are already overweight or obese by the time they reach age 10, Food Standards Scotland wholeheartedly agrees that bold action is needed.”