Protecting Scotland’s Children: is tackling childhood obesity more vital than ever?
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated existing health inequalities. In our new blog we look at the latest figures for overweight and obesity in children in Scotland, evaluating them against the Scottish Government aim to halve childhood obesity by 2030. Is tackling childhood obesity even more vital now than ever?
Our Response to the UK Government's Front of Pack Nutrition Labelling Consultation
The UK Government and Devolved Administrations are consulting to ensure that the 'traffic light' front-of-pack nutrition labels (FOPNL) scheme continues to help people choose what food and drink to buy.
Obesity and COVID-19: are they linked? An update of the evidence
In June this year we reviewed evidence published throughout the COVID-19 pandemic that suggested a potential link between obesity and severity of COVID-19. Since then, evidence has continued to emerge, and while some limitations remain, it has become clear: there is an association between obesity, severity and worse outcomes from COVID-19.
NCD Manifesto - a joint call
Obesity Action Scotland has joined forces with nine other charities dedicated to addressing NCDs and the risk factors that impact the nation’s health, to set out a series of priorities to improve the health of everyone in Scotland and reduce the burden of noncommunicable disease on Scotland’s NHS.
Primary School Meals in Scotland 2020: a snapshot and a future vision
Our latest analysis of primary school meals in Scotland, conducted prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, shows that meals have continued to improve since our first report in 2017. Moving forward, we must now strive to return to the pre-pandemic baseline, and continue to improve upon it.