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Obesity prevalence

Adults, 2019

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:3889
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2019. https://www.gov.scot/collections/scottish-health-survey/ (last accessed 30.09.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:3726
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Government. (2018). Scottish Health Survey 2018. Available: https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-health-survey-2018-volume-1-main-report/ (Last accessed 24.09.19)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:3697
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Government. (2017). Scottish Health Survey 2017. Available: https://www.gov.scot/Resource/0054/00540654.pdf. Last accessed 3rd Oct 2018.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:4323
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2016 (http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/10/2970/downloads last accessed 3rd October 2017) Link to Key stats report - http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0052/00525366.pdf Link to Main Report - http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0052/00525472.pdf
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:4118
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2015 (https://view.officeapps.live.com/op/view.aspx?src=http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0050/00505713.xls last accessed 8th Jan 2017)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:4099
Area covered:4099
References:Health Survey for Scotland http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2014/12/9982/downloads (last accessed 9th December 2013)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2012

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:4097
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0043/00434590.pdf
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2010

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:4922
Area covered:Representative of Scotland
References:Scottish Health Survey 2010 http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2011/09/27084018/0
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2008

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:4115
Area covered:National
References:Bromley C, Bradshaw P and Given L. (2009). 2008 Scottish Health Survey, Volume 1. The Scottish Government, Edinburgh.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2003

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6675
References:http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2005/11/25145024/50251
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1998

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:7455
References:Scottish Health Survey 1998
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2019

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1345
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2019. https://www.gov.scot/collections/scottish-health-survey/ (last accessed 30.09.20)
Definitions:UK 1990 Reference, 85th/95th Centile (overweight does not include obesity)
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1292
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Government. (2018). Scottish Health Survey 2018. Available: https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-health-survey-2018-volume-1-main-report/ (Last accessed 24.09.19)
Notes:Not IOTF Cut off. 85th & 95th Percentiles
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1603
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Government. (2017). Scottish Health Survey 2017. Available: https://www.gov.scot/Resource/0054/00540654.pdf. Last accessed 3rd Oct 2018.
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1075
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2016, Statistics available online at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Health/scottish-health-survey/Publications/Supplementary2015/Supplementary2016 (last accessed 2nd November 2017)
Notes:85th/95th Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:952
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2015. (http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Health/scottish-health-survey/Publications/Supplementary2015)
Notes:Smaller sample size <1000 (952) Percentile cut off 85-95th Overweight =>95th Obese =>98th Morbidly obese
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:11
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2013, Data analysed by Danielle Sharfman (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Rachel Jackson Leach on behalf of the World Obesity Federation
Notes:IOTF International Cut off points used. Using WHO cut off 32.9% boys either overweight or obese, 30% girls overweight or obese
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 2012

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1274
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2012 http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0043/00434590.pdf
Notes:85th Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2010

Survey type:Measured
Age:14-16
Sample size:1232 (whole sample 2-16yrs)
Area covered:National (Scotland)
References:Health Survey for Scotland (data re-analysed by IASO)
Notes:IOTF Child Cut Off points
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 1994

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-11
Sample size:30744 = Total number included from Scotland and England for the duration of the study
References:Chinn S, Rona RJ. Prevalence and trends inoverweight and obesity in three cross sectional studies of British children, 1974-94. BMJ (2001);322:24-26
Notes:IOTF Cut off. Reference: Cole TJ, Bellizzi MC, Flegal KM, Dietz WH. Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: International survey. BMJ. 2000 May 6;320(7244):1240-3.
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 1984

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-11
Sample size:30744 = Total number included from Scotland and England for the duration of the study
References:Chinn S, Rona RJ. Prevalence and trends inoverweight and obesity in three cross sectional studies of British children, 1974-94. BMJ (2001);322:24-26
Notes:IOTF Cut off. Reference: Cole TJ, Bellizzi MC, Flegal KM, Dietz WH. Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: International survey. BMJ. 2000 May 6;320(7244):1240-3.
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 1974

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-11
Sample size:30755 = Total number included from Scotland and England for the duration of the study
References:Chinn S, Rona RJ. Prevalence and trends inoverweight and obesity in three cross sectional studies of British children, 1974-94. BMJ (2001);322:24-26
Notes:IOTF Cut off. Reference: Cole TJ, Bellizzi MC, Flegal KM, Dietz WH. Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: International survey. BMJ. 2000 May 6;320(7244):1240-3.
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by age

Adults, 2019

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:3889
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2019. Available at https://www.gov.scot/collections/scottish-health-survey/ (last accessed 30.09.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:3697
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Government. (2017). Scottish Health Survey 2017. Available: https://www.gov.scot/Resource/0054/00540654.pdf. Last accessed 3rd Oct 2018.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:1561
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2016. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/10/2970/downloads
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2015

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:4118
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2015 (https://view.officeapps.live.com/op/view.aspx?src=http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0050/00505713.xls last accessed 8th Jan 2017)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:4107
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2013
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2019

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:1345
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2019. https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-health-survey-2019-summary-report/ (last accessed 30.09.20)
Notes:UK 1990 Reference 85th/95th Percentile (overweight does not include obesity)
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:1603
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Government. (2017). Scottish Health Survey 2017. Available: https://www.gov.scot/Resource/0054/00540654.pdf. Last accessed 3rd Oct 2018.
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:1075
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2016 http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Health/scottish-health-survey
Notes:=> 85th Centile Overweight or obese
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:1347
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2013
Notes:NOT IOTF International Cut off Overweight 85-95th Centile Obese => 95th Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Overweight/obesity by region

Boys, 2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-17
Sample size:1018
Area covered:National (but small sample)
References:Scottish Health Survey 2015, Renanalysis by R Jackson Leach of the World Obesity Federation
Notes:IOTF International cut off NB SMALL SAMPLE SIZES & COMBINED REGIONS
Cutoffs:IOTF

Girls, 2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-17
Sample size:1018
Area covered:National (but small sample)
References:Scottish Health Survey 2015, Renanalysis by R Jackson Leach of the World Obesity Federation
Notes:IOTF International cut off NB SMALL SAMPLE SIZES & COMBINED REGIONS
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by socio-economic group

Men, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:3697
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Government. (2017). Scottish Health Survey 2017. Available: https://www.gov.scot/Resource/0054/00540654.pdf. Last accessed 3rd Oct 2018.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:3697
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Government. (2017). Scottish Health Survey 2017. Available: https://www.gov.scot/Resource/0054/00540654.pdf. Last accessed 3rd Oct 2018.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:3583
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2016. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/10/2970/downloads
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:3583
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2016. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/10/2970/downloads
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:4118
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2015 (https://view.officeapps.live.com/op/view.aspx?src=http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0050/00505713.xls last accessed 8th Jan 2017)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:4118
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2015 (https://view.officeapps.live.com/op/view.aspx?src=http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0050/00505713.xls last accessed 8th Jan 2017)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:4107
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2013. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/12/9982/0 (last accessed 24 Sept 2015)
Notes:Occupation
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:4107
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2013. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/12/9982/0 (last accessed 24 Sept 2015)
Notes:Occupation
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:4107
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2013. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/12/9982/0 (last accessed 24 Sept 2015)
Notes:Income
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:4107
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2013. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/12/9982/0 (last accessed 24 Sept 2015)
Notes:Income
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:4107
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2013. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/12/9982/0 (last accessed 24 Sept 2015)
Notes:Deprivation
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:4107
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2013. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/12/9982/0 (last accessed 24 Sept 2015)
Notes:Deprivation
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Boys, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1603
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Government. (2017). Scottish Health Survey 2017. Available: https://www.gov.scot/Resource/0054/00540654.pdf. Last accessed 3rd Oct 2018.
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1603
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Government. (2017). Scottish Health Survey 2017. Available: https://www.gov.scot/Resource/0054/00540654.pdf. Last accessed 3rd Oct 2018.
Cutoffs:Other

Boys, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1075
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2016 http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Health/scottish-health-survey
Notes:SIMD (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation) Quintiles 5 Least Deprived - 1 Most Deprived Not IOTF Cut off => 85th Centile overweight or obese
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1075
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2016 http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Health/scottish-health-survey
Notes:SIMD (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation) Quintiles 5 Least Deprived - 1 Most Deprived Not IOTF Cut off => 85th Centile overweight or obese
Cutoffs:Other

Boys, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1308
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2013. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/12/9982/0 (last accessed 24 Sept 2015)
Notes:Deprivation Overweight (>= 85th %ile to < 95th %ile) Obese (>= 95th %ile)
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1308
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2013. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/12/9982/0 (last accessed 24 Sept 2015)
Notes:Deprivation Overweight (>= 85th %ile to < 95th %ile) Obese (>= 95th %ile)
Cutoffs:Other

Boys, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1308
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2013. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/12/9982/0 (last accessed 24 Sept 2015)
Notes:Overweight (>= 85th to < 95th Percentile) Obese (>= 95th Perentiile)
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1308
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2013. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/12/9982/0 (last accessed 24 Sept 2015)
Notes:Overweight (>= 85th to < 95th Percentile) Obese (>= 95th Perentiile)
Cutoffs:Other

Boys, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1308
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2013
Notes:Income Overweight (>= 85th to < 95th Percentile) Obese (>= 95th Percentile)
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1308
Area covered:National
References:Scottish Health Survey 2013
Notes:Income Overweight (>= 85th to < 95th Percentile) Obese (>= 95th Percentile)
Cutoffs:Other

Actions

A Healthier future: Scotland's diet and healthy weight delivery plan

Aims to half childhood obesity by 2030 and significantly reduce health inequalities. This will be acheived by ensuring: children have 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 and that diet-related health inequalities are reduced.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2018 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:The Scottish Government
Find out more:www.gov.scot
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Scottish Government. (2018). A healthier future: Scotland's diet and healthy weight delivery plan. Available from: https://www.gov.scot/publications/healthier-future-scotlands-diet-healthy-weight-delivery-plan/pages/2/. [Accessed 2 May 2019].

European Union (EU) Action Plan on Childhood Obesity 2014-2020

EU Action plan. To contribute to halting the rise in overweight and obesity in children and young people (0-18 years) by 2020

Categories:Transnational Obesity Strategies/Policy or Action Plan
Year(s):2014-2020
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Ministry of Health
Find out more:ec.europa.eu
Linked document:Download linked document
References:EU Action Plan on Childhood Table of contents [Internet]. Available from: https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/nutrition_physical_activity/docs/childhoodobesity_actionplan_2014_2020_en.pdf &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;zwnj;

Improving Maternal and Infant Nutrition: A Framework for Action

This action framework is aimed at a wide variety of organisations with a role in improving maternal and infant nutrition in Scotland.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2011 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:The Scottish Government
Find out more:www.gov.scot
Linked document:Download linked document

Healthy Happy Communities Project

The Healthy Happy Communities Project (HHCP) runs in disadvantaged areas of Angus, focusing on food and health, particularly for women of childbearing age, pregnant women and the under-fives. It has Healthy Start cafes and community gardening and cooking projects.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2010 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:NHS Tayside and Angus Council_x000D__x000D_
Find out more:www.communityfoodandhealth.org.uk

Preventing Overweight and Obesity in Scotland: A Route Map Towards Healthy Weight

This policy is aimed at central and local government decision-makers working with their partners in agencies, the third sector, NHS Scotland and business to develop and subsequently deliver the long-term solutions to overweight and obesity in Scotland. The Route Map sets out the direction of national and local government decision making in the short and medium term.

Categories (partial):Evidence of National Obesity Strategy/Policy or Action
Year(s):2010 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:The Scottish Government
Find out more:www.gov.scot
Linked document:Download linked document

SIGN Management of Obesity - A National Clinical Guideline

This guideline provides evidence based recommendations on the prevention and treatment of obesity within the clinical setting, in children, young people and adults.

Categories:Evidence of Management/treatment guidelines
Year(s):2010 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
Find out more:www.sign.ac.uk
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (2010). Management of Obesity: A national clinical guideline. Available from: https://www.sign.ac.uk/assets/sign115.pdf [Accessed 14 December 2018].

SIGN Management of Obesity - Quick reference guide

A quick reference guide providing a summary of the main recommendations contained in the SIGN guideline (including primary prevention of obesity in children, young people and adults, treatments by diet,lifestyle, pharmacological therapy and bariatric surgery and prevention of weight regain after treatment).

Categories:Evidence of Management/treatment guidelines
Year(s):2010 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
Find out more:www.sign.ac.uk
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (2010). Management of Obesity: Quick Reference Guide. Available from: https://www.sign.ac.uk/assets/qrg115.pdf [Accessed 13 July 2020].

Recipe For Success: Scotland's national food and drink policy

This paper sets out how to support the growth of the food and drink industry; build on the Scottish reputation as a land of food and drink; ensure the public makes healthy and sustainable choices; make the public sector an exemplar for sustainable food procurement; ensure the food supplies are secure and resilient to change; make food both available and affordable to all; and ensure that the Scottish people understand more about the food they eat.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2009 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:The Scottish Government
Find out more:www.gov.scot
Linked document:Download linked document

Healthy Eating in Schools: A guide to implementing the nutrition requirements for food and drinks in schools (Scotland) regulations 2008

Regulations approved to help improved the health of children and young people in Scotland.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2008 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Scottish Government
Find out more:www.gov.scot
Linked document:Download linked document

Healthy Eating, Active Living: An action plan to improve diet, increase physical activity and tackle obesity (2008-2011)

A plan of action to help improve the nation's diet, encourage greater physical activity and begin to establish a base for addressing obesity through both targeted interventions and supporting the public to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Categories (partial):Evidence of National Obesity Strategy/Policy or Action
Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2008-2011
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:The Scottish Government
Find out more:www.gov.scot
Linked document:Download linked document

The Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Act, 2007

The Act places health promotion at the heart of a school's activities, and details a number of duties on local authorities such as to promote school meals and consider sustainable development guidance when providing food and drink.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2007 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Scottish Government
Linked document:Download linked document

Confidence to Cook – Community Kitchens

Confidence to Cook aims to promote healthy eating messages through practical hands-on cookery sessions, particularly in low-income communities with vulnerable groups. 

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2004 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:NHS Grampian and Aberdeen City Council
Find out more:www.confidence2cook.co.uk

SGF's Healthy Living Programme

The Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF) Healthy Living Programme is a Scottish Government sponsored programme. The main objective is to increase the range, availability and value of healthy products in Scottish Convenience Stores, with particular focus on disadvantaged communities.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2004 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Scottish Grocers’ Federation
Find out more:www.scottishshop.org.uk

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