We provide advice in relation to diet and nutrition, specifically on how we can help people in Scotland have healthier diets. So that we can provide robust evidence based guidance, we undertake research into a variety of topics relating to diet and nutrition.
Our Situation Report on the Scottish diet presents a collation of evidence and infographics around diet and diet-related health in Scotland. The report draws together evidence from FSS publications, and other credible publications to make the case for improving the Scottish diet.
This Situation Report highlights the continued lack of progress towards achieving the Scottish Dietary Goals, set against a backdrop of persistent high levels of overweight and obesity in Scotland. Our poor diet is encouraged by a food and drink environment in which high fat, salt and sugar food is cheap, widely available and heavily promoted. The food environment needs to change to make it easier for consumers to choose a healthier diet, with fewer discretionary foods and more fruit, vegetables and fibre. Everyone, including the food and drink industry, media and government needs to play their part.