We are supporting the adoption of a whole system approach to diet, healthy weight and physical activity through engagement with early adopter areas and national partners such as COSLA, Scottish Government, Obesity Action Scotland, Sport Scotland and Food Standards Scotland.
This will include scoping requirements for action to support early adopters, including workforce development and specific local evidence needs.
We will support actions that seek to make changes to environments in which people make food choices using regulatory, fiscal and/or legislative mechanisms. This will include continuing to build the evidence base around the impact of promotions on high fat, sugar and salt food and drink on consumer purchasing and consumption behaviour, and the effectiveness of retail environment interventions.
We will also provide evaluation support to inform the development of legislative action to address the commercial determinants of health.