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.
Healthy diet, healthy weight and resilience
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of driving a focus on improving population diet and weight, in order to build a healthy population in Scotland: one that is more prepared and more resilient to any potential future outbreak.
Lifestyle of Scotland’s people since coronavirus outbreak: stories within the data
Further analysis of our polling data has revealed three key themes.