OAS in the news

A record of media coverage of some of our activities. Some link to PDFs of news articles, some to web content.


26th October HeraldJamie Oliver hails Scotland's junk food plan as 'example to the world' in fight against obesity

26th October Holyrood MagazineScottish Government plans to tackle obesity ‘bold’ and ‘comprehensive’ say health experts

 Obesity and Cancer Awareness Week: 9th - 15th October 

20th October Holyrood Magazine: Obesity causes cancer

13th October Herald: Tougher laws on junk food will cut cancer rates, insist charities

13th October Herald: We must take urgent action on obesity - open letter to press

13th October HeraldScots should cut out junk food and eat smaller portions to lower cancer risk, say campaigners

10th October Herald: Masterchef winner backs campaign to make the public aware of links between cancer and obesity

10th October Evening Times: Chef gives his backing to campaign in obesity fight

10th October Scotsman: Masterchef winner backs call for restrictions on junk food sales

10th October Daily Record: TV chef backs bid to tackle obesity

9th October PA News Wire: Scottish Masterchef winner backs campaign to restrict junk food deals

12th October STV News: Child obesity: Figures behind Scotland's enduring problemhild obesity: Figures behind Scotland's enduring problem

11th October STV News:  Child obesity: Scots experts look to Amsterdam for solution

11th September Scottish Daily Mail: Menu app that tells you if a dinner is slim pickings

6th September Holyrood Magazine: Junk food marketing crackdown pledge welcomed by obesity campaigners

4th September BBC News: Cancer charity calls for action on junk food multi-buys

10th August Holyrood Magazine: Scotland 'eats 4.3m chocolate bars a day' warns Cancer Research UK

10th August BBC News: Sweet multi buys trigger sugar warning

27th July The CourierPeople in poorest areas ‘more likely to be obese than those better-off’

27th July The Herald: Tackle obesity like heavy drinking - with legislation

27th July STV News: Scots living in poorest areas 'more likley to be obese'

27th July BBC NewsDeprived children twice as likely to be obese

28th June Third Force News: Leading charities critical of government dementia strategy

3rd June The Scottish Sun: Jamie Oliver says Holyrood must lead way on healthy food to tackle obesity and protect kids from junk food

Local Election School Meals Campaign

1st May Greenock TelegraphSchool menus are putting Inverclyde pupils' health at risk

23rd April STV NewsFighting fit: Emma defies school bullies with 9st weight loss

21st April The NationalObesity Action Scotland wants to change the culture surrounding school meals

21st April The TimesMore salad, less pud will stop pupils landing in the soup

20th April FXNCCCall to ban soup or pudding choice in school canteens

20th April Fresh Produce JournalPrioritise veg and salad over puddings, schools told

20th April Fife TodayCall on candidates to transform school meals

20th April Evening TimesCall to ban soup or pudding choice in school canteens

20th April STV NewsChildren 'eat three times recommended level of sugar'

20th April Scotsman: Cultural step change called for over Scottish school meals

20th April The HeraldCall to ban soup or pudding choice in school canteens

20th April Produce Business UK: Obesity campaigners call for “culture change” in school canteens

20th April East Kilbride ConnectCall to ban soup or pudding choice in school canteens

19th April BBC NewsObesity campaigners call for more salads and fewer puddings in school

19th April ScotsmanSchool meal offerings still not serving their purpose

9th March The Herald: Food Standards Scotland wants a sugar tax on sweet treats and a calorie cap on eating out

9th March The Times: Chefs face calorie controls in fight against obesity

23rd January BBC News: 'Unpopular' steps needed to cut obesity

23rd January Holyrood MagazineObesity: Scottish Government urged to be bold on junk food and private cars

15th January The Sunday Times: Give children money to eat their greens


14th December The Scotsman: Call for action on obesity among Scots school children

8th December The Herald'Loophole' warning from Obesity Action Scotland as advertisers banned from marketing junk food to children online

7th December Daily Record: The coffee shop cakes with more sugar than 6 Krispy Kreme doughnuts

30th November The Scotsman: More Scots mothers overweight than healthy before birth

19th October The Evening NewsHundreds of obese patients need special hospital transport

3rd October The Sunday Herald: Make Irn-Bru as ‘unacceptable’ as smoking, say Scotland's health campaigners

4th September The Sunday Times: Obesity fight focuses on multi-buys

5th August The Times: Inertia about cutting sugar intake leaves sour taste

5th May The Times Scotland: Store ends offers on unhealthy multibuys

4th April Daily Mail: A day's calories in one school lunch

1st April Daily Mail: Britain set to be Europe's fattest country by 2025

29th February Edinburgh Reporter: Letter from Scotland

28th February STV Scotland: Scotland must change its attitude towards food, says report

28th February The Herald: Ambitious plan for Scotland to be eating healthier food with less diet-related diseases by 2025

25th February Scotsman: Failure to tackle obesity is threatening the country's prosperity

17th February Scotsman: Childhood obesity ‘a ticking time bomb’, campaigners say

17th February Evening News: More than one in seven of Lothian five-year-olds is clinically obese or overweight when they start school

21st January The Herald: Food industry handed ultimatum: improve Scotland's eating habits or face sugar tax

21st January Scotsman: 'Radical changes needed' to tackle obesity timebomb

10th January Sunday Mail: A big fat slice of a health disaster


15th December TravelersToday.com: Junk Food Tax for a Healthier Scotland

10th December Scotsman: Deep-rooted poor Scots diet needs to change

7th November Scotsman: Sugar tax ‘could cut number of obese Scots by 20,000’



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