Limiting the hours of television advertising for foods and beverages high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) could make a meaningful contribution to reducing childhood obesity, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine by Oliver Mytton of the University of Cambridge, UK, and colleagues.
£1.7million of extra funding has been awarded to Scotland’s Health Boards to continue their work on reducing childhood obesity
Overweight Mothers-to-be and a Shortage of Staff puts Additional Pressures on Scotland’s Midwifery Service
Last year 51% of pregnant women were overweight or obese
Scotland is aiming to become the world’s first Daily Mile nation.
“Obesity remains a real challenge facing Scotland and we will need a bold and coherent strategy if we are to successfully address it.”
Obesity is the single biggest preventable cause of cancer after smoking