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Influence the Scottish obesity strategy

What is the campaign about?

The Scottish Government has committed to publishing an obesity strategy this year. This strategy needs to be as comprehensive as possible and include restrictions on multi-buy discounts (such as 2 for £3) and promotions on food high in fat, sugar and salt. We need your help.

Why take action in this campaign? 

  • Obesity is the 2nd biggest preventable cause of cancer in the UK after smoking
  • Obesity is linked to 13 types of cancer.
  • Scotland’s obesity levels are the worst in the UK, costing the NHS an estimated £600 million a year.

As you may have noticed, it's usually unhealthy foods that use price promotions. Restricting them across shops in Scotland could help more people switch to healthier foods, reducing obesity. 

You can help prevent obesity in Scotland. Email your MSPs today to make sure a comprehensive strategy is published.

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