A Manifesto for Healthy Weight - our asks for Scottish MPs

We have joined forces with Obesity Health Alliance to encourage action on healthy weight from Scottish MPs on reserved matters at Westminster.

The manifesto outlines our asks on healthy weight for Scottish MPs at Westminster. We have a huge opportunity to improve the UK’s health, tackle growing inequalities between our communities, enhance economic productivity and reduce long-term pressures on the NHS. We jointly call on all political parties to commit to taking bold, effective action to address the high levels of diet-related ill health in Scotland and the UK to transform our economy and society.

We are calling for action in 3 areas:

  • Prioritise child health 
  • Build on what works 
  • Support devolved action

Key actions in each of these areas include renewing the UK Government's existing commitment to halve childhood obesity, alongside tangible measures to achieve this; deliver on existing policy commitments not yet implemented, particularly delayed plans to protect children from junk food advertising on TV and online; take an evidence informed approach to inform future policy decision-making; and support Scottish Government to deliver on commitments within their Diet and Healthy Weight Delivery Plan

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A Manifesto for Healthy Weight 2024