6 June 2019

Commenting on a survey from Obesity Action Scotland which reveals support for restrictions on junk food advertising, Scottish Labour Health Spokesperson Monica Lennon said:

“It’s encouraging that there is clear support for broadcasting restrictions on the advertising of junk food.

“Obesity is a major public health issue in Scotland – and whilst balanced diets are a key part of maintaining health, it’s clear that far more needs to be done.

“Scottish Labour have previously called for restrictions on promotions and marketing of foods high in salt, fat and sugar, and the SNP Government should not shy away from bold action on this.

“Restrictions on food sales must also be coupled with a strategy to make healthy options more affordable, alongside efforts to tackle poverty – which is often the root cause of ill health.”
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