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How can we make the healthy choice the easy choice in Scotland?

colourful vegetables

The Scottish Government’s consultation on their draft Diet and Obesity Strategy – now known as ‘A Healthier Future – Action and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight’ – closes today. Like most of our colleagues in the third-sector, we at Nourish are broadly supportive of the draft Strategy […]

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Diet & obesity strategy – Who’s afraid of regulation?

Last week, the British Retail Consortium (representing all the major supermarkets) called on the government to go beyond voluntary measures and change the obesogenic food environment through regulation. Funnily enough, they did exactly the same this time last year, in response to the UK Government’s rather weak […]

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UK Childhood Obesity Strategy – Fundamentally Lacking in Strategy

Advertisement placards on the street warning about the dangers of childhood obesity, and below an ad for McDonalds

The much delayed strategy was released today to bitter disappointment. Public health and children’s organisations broadly agree that the plan will fail a generation of children – and we absolutely agree. The strategy is this: the introduction of a levy on sugar-sweetened beverages, and, er – that’s […]

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#NourishElectionAsks – Ask 4: A Retailers’ Levy

With just 3 weeks left until May 5th when Scotland elects its fifth Parliament, this week we’re focusing on our fourth policy ask: a Retailers’ Levy. You can also have a look at all 6 Election Asks here, please use these asks to initiate conversations with candidates […]

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