OAS in the news

A record of media coverage of some of our activities. Some link to PDFs of news articles, some to web content.

2017

 9th March The Herald: Food Standards Scotland wants a sugar tax on sweet treats and a calorie cap on eating out

9th March The Times: Chefs face calorie controls in fight against obesity

23rd January BBC News: 'Unpopular' steps needed to cut obesity

23rd January Holyrood MagazineObesity: Scottish Government urged to be bold on junk food and private cars

15th January The Sunday Times: Give children money to eat their greens

2016

14th December The Scotsman: Call for action on obesity among Scots school children

8th December The Herald'Loophole' warning from Obesity Action Scotland as advertisers banned from marketing junk food to children online

7th December Daily Record: The coffee shop cakes with more sugar than 6 Krispy Kreme doughnuts

30th November The Scotsman: More Scots mothers overweight than healthy before birth

19th October The Evening NewsHundreds of obese patients need special hospital transport

3rd October The Sunday Herald: Make Irn-Bru as ‘unacceptable’ as smoking, say Scotland's health campaigners

4th September The Sunday Times: Obesity fight focuses on multi-buys

5th August The Times: Inertia about cutting sugar intake leaves sour taste

5th May The Times Scotland: Store ends offers on unhealthy multibuys

4th April Daily Mail: A day's calories in one school lunch

1st April Daily Mail: Britain set to be Europe's fattest country by 2025

29th February Edinburgh Reporter: Letter from Scotland

28th February STV Scotland: Scotland must change its attitude towards food, says report

28th February The Herald: Ambitious plan for Scotland to be eating healthier food with less diet-related diseases by 2025

25th February Scotsman: Failure to tackle obesity is threatening the country's prosperity

17th February Scotsman: Childhood obesity ‘a ticking time bomb’, campaigners say

17th February Evening News: More than one in seven of Lothian five-year-olds is clinically obese or overweight when they start school

21st January The Herald: Food industry handed ultimatum: improve Scotland's eating habits or face sugar tax

21st January Scotsman: 'Radical changes needed' to tackle obesity timebomb

10th January Sunday Mail: A big fat slice of a health disaster

2015

15th December TravelersToday.com: Junk Food Tax for a Healthier Scotland

10th December Scotsman: Deep-rooted poor Scots diet needs to change

7th November Scotsman: Sugar tax ‘could cut number of obese Scots by 20,000’

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