Diet and healthy weight
Eating well, having a healthy weight and being physically active form part of the public health priorities we have jointly created with the Council of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA).
We published A Healthier Future: Scotland’s diet and healthy weight delivery plan in July 2018. This plan sets out our vision for a Scotland where everyone eats well and has a healthy weight. It also sets out our ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030, and significantly reduce diet-related health inequalities.
The plan identifies five key outcomes:
- children get the best start in life - they eat well and have a healthy weight
- the food environment supports healthier choices
- people have access to effective weight management services
- leaders across all sectors promote healthy weight and diet
- diet-related health inequalities are reduced
This document goes together with a more active Scotland: Scotland’s physical activity delivery plan, published in July 2018, for supporting and enabling the people in Scotland to become more active.
Previous strategies on diet and healthy weight:
- obesity route map action plan (March 2011)
- preventing overweight and obesity in Scotland: a route map towards healthy weight (February 2010)
- Healthy Eating, Active Living: an action plan to improve diet, increase physical activity and tackle obesity (2008-2011) (June 2008)
We support a range of initiatives to influence and encourage the nation to adopt a healthier diet. The following are some examples: