Whole System Approach
News and Blog Archive
Restricting the promotion of unhealthy food and drink products in Scotland
The latest from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey
Are we getting it right for every child? More than a quarter of Scotland’s children start school at risk of overweight or obesity
Achieving Healthy Weight for All in Scotland: our manifesto for the next Scottish Parliament
COVID-19 and our diets: what do we know so far?
Maternal Obesity Rates Increasing in Scotland
Taking stock: whole system approaches in Scotland
More Trick, Less Treat: Halloween 2020 set to deliver spook-tacularly, despite restrictions
Protecting Scotland’s Children: is tackling childhood obesity more vital than ever?
Obesity and COVID-19: are they linked? An update of the evidence
Primary School Meals in Scotland 2020: a snapshot and a future vision
Food & Drink Promotions in Scotland – new research adds to the evidence
Scotland’s COVID-19 recovery: building a healthy, resilient population
Are we “Building Back Better”?
Do parents really hold the power?
Obesity and COVID-19: are they linked?
The Roots of Obesity Run Deep: World Obesity Day 2020
“Adults listen to us, but they never DO anything afterwards that impacts on us”: learnings on health inequalities from young peer researchers
Even Storm Brenda didn’t blow early adopters off course
One Patient, Many Diseases
Nearly a quarter of children start school while being at risk of overweight or obesity
How does the Welsh Government’s new obesity strategy compare to the Scottish one?
Halloween: Fiendishly frightening, but for all the wrong reasons!
Protecting our Children: How do we meet the childhood obesity 2030 target in Scotland?
Empower Parents, Support Breastfeeding
Too much fat, sugar, flavour… or processing?
Local Action Heroes
Social Media Influencers’ Weight Loss Blogs: A Help or a Hindrance?
“Would you like to make it large?” Say ‘No!’ to upsizing
#MixedMessages: Sports Sponsorship by ‘Junk Food’ Brands
Focus on Children, Health and Food
Want to shop healthier? Restrictions on promotion of unhealthy food may help…
New alliance launches to tackle obesity in Scotland
2018 It's shaping up to be significant
Event: Building an Obesity Alliance in Scotland
Incorporating the Lived Experience into tackling Obesity
Diabetes “prevention” – treating the root cause
Hackathon generates winners in more ways than one!
Creating an Obesity Alliance in Scotland
The Role of Schools in Tackling Obesity
Let's Hear the Children; RCPCH State of Child Health One Year On
Adult weight management – time for action not words
Junk Food has Christmas Warped Up
Healthy Eating Revolution for Scotland’s Hospitals
Life Skills in Primary School Tackle Obesity
Obesity Action FOR Scotland
Obesity and Cancer Awareness Week: Portion Size
Obesity and Cancer Awareness Week: Advertising & Marketing
Obesity and Cancer Awareness Week: Price Promotions
The Childhood Obesity Plan – One Year On
What to Do to Eat Less Sugar?
It Takes a Village to Tackle Childhood Obesity
Taking Inspiration from the Nordic Approach
Elections, Elections, Elections!
A Parent Shares Their School Meals Experience
Amsterdam’s Success in Tackling Childhood Obesity
Put the Health of Young People First
Dreaming About the 21st Century Food Policy: Unthinkable!
World Obesity Day – Action vs. Talking
Obesity, Physical Activity and Cancer
The UK Government has bottled it
Body Fatness and Cancer
Walking round Italy in speedy fashion!
Food and Drink Retail Purchasing: Media Statement
Scottish Health Survey 2020: media statement
Obesity Action Scotland Launches 2021 Scottish Parliament Election Manifesto
Our response to the UK Government's announcement of a consultation on the total restriction of online advertising for HFSS products
Response to the UK Government's announcement of their new Obesity Strategy
Response to the Scottish Government's announcement that it will not be taking forward the Restricting Food Promotions Bill
Lockdown Having Mixed Impacts on Scots Diet and Health
Campaigners call on food & drink brands to refrain from advertising ‘junk food’ before 9pm across all media platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic
New survey by Action on Sugar exposes worryingly high sugar content of popular pre-mixed alcoholic drinks
Overcoming barriers to a Good Food Nation where the right to food is real
High street coffee chains failing to reduce sugar despite the UK Government’s Sugar Reduction Programme
We co-signed a letter to Joe FitzPatrick in response to improvements in child dental health
Childhood obesity is getting worse, despite the promises
Our response to Public Health England’s Sugar reduction: Report on progress between 2015 and 2018
Our comment on the Government Programme for Scotland 2019-20
Our response to Food Standards Scotland’s recommendations for an Out of Home Strategy for Scotland
We co-signed the Scottish Obesity Alliance's letter to the First Minister
Public Support for Junk Food Advertising Restrictions
It's time to protect our children from all junk food advertising
Good Food Nation Bill: have your views heard!
Response to the Scottish Government’s Reducing Health Harms of Foods High in Fat, Sugar or Salt Cons
Our response to Ending the Sale of Energy Drinks to Children consultation for England
OAS Response to FSS Consultation to Improve the Out of Home environment in Scotland
Scottish Obesity Alliance – Launch event
A Healthier Future - Scotland's Diet and Healthy Weight Delivery Plan
Our Response to Scottish Government School Meals Announcement
UK Parliament release findings of their recent inquiry into childhood obesity
WCRF Cancer Prevention Recommendations
800 PEOPLE TAKE ACTION FOR GOOD FOOD LAW
First Minister committed to tackling childhood obesity
Report: The current landscape of obesity services
Loneliness and Obesity
Around 4 in 10 UK cancer cases could be prevented
CHARITIES CALL FOR CHILDREN TO BE PROTECTED FROM ALCOHOL AND JUNK FOOD MARKETING
Our response to CRUK: Millennials top obesity chart before reaching middle age
Time for Action on Scottish Diet
Leave our kids alone! How to protect children from alcohol and junk food marketing.
Kitchen Table Talks for a Good Food Nation
No good news on childhood obesity – Primary 1 BMI statistics
Comment on Diet and Obesity Strategy Consultation
Comment on diet and obesity strategy consultation (1)
Glasgow Masterchef's Gary Maclean Backs Obesity and Cancer Awareness Week
Programme for Government: OAS Comments
Obesity Action Scotland comment on programme for government
Too Much Junk Food on Promotion say Scots Parents – Obesity Action Scotland responds to CRUK
2017 The High Cost of Scotland's Bargain Buy Sugar Habit
New Advertising Rules Welcomed
Eating Not Feeding: Transforming School Meals
Transforming School Meals
Another year, same story – primary 1 BMI statistics
Cap launch new rules on junk food advertising
Scotland be brave
Tackling Obesity is Top Priority - Let’s Do This!
Supporting the sugary drinks tax
European Obesity Day: Action for a Healthier Future
Our weight is causing us a problem.
Slow Progress. Limited Success. Requires More Effort.
The time is right to phase out price promotions on unhealthy foods
Health committee call for Scottish Government to tackle price promotions
Childhood Obesity – More needs to be done
Transforming School Meals From a Feeding Culture to an Eating Culture
Obesity Inequalities Persist in Scotland
CRUK highlights the obesity crisis
The High Cost of Scotland's Bargain Buy Sugar Habit
Bold Commitments Needed to Tackle Obesity