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Scottish Government consultation on national obesity strategy

The Scottish Government is seeking responses to a consultation on a range of actions to improve diet and weight in Scotland. Alongside the launch, it announced funding of £42 million over the next 5 years to expand services.

For physical activity, the consultation sets out ambitions to:

•increase investment in active travel and link this with efforts to support weight management activity
•improve planning systems to create enabling spaces for physical activity
•the continuation of existing programmes, eg, Active Schools and Daily Mile to maintain physical activity and a healthy weight.

The consultation document asks:

How can our work to encourage physical activity contribute most effectively to tackling obesity?

The consultation runs from the 26th October 2017 to the 31st January 2018.

Download A healthier future - action and ambitions on diet, activity and healthy weight: Consultation document below:

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