Help us Scale Down Cancer in Scotland
There's recognition of how important this issue is, as research suggests that three in four Scottish adults think obesity is a big problem. Cancer Research UK's polling also suggests there's a clear appetite among the Scottish public to tackle the issue, with 75% of Scottish adults supporting fewer price promotions on junk food (Y for £X or multi-buy discounts) and 81% supporting less junk food at supermarket checkouts.
The good news is the Scottish Government is planning to do something about it. It has committed to producing a new obesity strategy for 2017, and has suggested it is ready to promote comprehensive measures to tackle obesity in Scotland.
The first of these opportunities is on the 6 December when the Health and Sport Committee will be meeting to hear evidence about how to tackle obesity.
We'll be watching what happens on the 6 December and will update in due course.
We want the UK Government to restrict junk food TV advertising before 9pm.