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Food Standards Scotland’s response to Obesity Action Scotland’s ‘Chips to Go’ Study

Head of Public Health Nutrition, Heather Peace, said:

“Food Standards Scotland welcomes Obesity Action Scotland’s Chips to Go study, which adds to the evidence that portion sizes when we’re eating out can often be too big and can mean we’re eating more calories than we realise or need.

“The findings are in line with other studies, including our own survey which showed that around a quarter of main meals bought outside of the home contain more than 1000 calories, equivalent to half the daily calorie needs of an average woman.

“Food Standards Scotland will propose measures in a consultation later this year aimed at improving the food and drink available when we’re eating out, including actions to support calorie reduction, improving information for consumers and increasing healthier choices.”