Our response to UK House of Lords call for evidence on the links between food, diet and obesity

The House of Lords Select Committee on Food, Diet and Obesity is gathering views on the role of foods, including those high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) and ultra-processed (UPFs), in a healthy diet and how they influence health outcomes. It aims to assess how shifts in behaviours and trends have impacted obesity, how government policies have influenced these shifts, and the role of the industry and the wider public in the public health landscape.

The review covers a range of questions, including what the primary drivers of rising obesity rates are, comparisons between harmful food product categories, and how the food and drink industry has contributed to the current landscape. 

Read our full response here.