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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-19777: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 6 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what research it has conducted regarding the public's view on its plans to ban price offers and restrict the display of discretionary foods that are high in fat, salt or sugar in retail and food service outlets.

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 15 November 2018

Food Standards Scotland’s Food in Scotland Consumer Tracking Survey measures changes in Scotland’s attitudes, behaviours and knowledge in relation to food over time.

Consumer views relevant to the Government’s consultation on restricting the promotion and marketing of targeted categories of food and drink high in fat, sugar or salt where they are sold to the public are contained in:

Food in Scotland: Consumer Tracking Survey Wave 2: Summary Report (July 2017) which is at https://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/publications-and-research/publications/wave-2-food-in-scotland-consumer-tracking-report2

Food in Scotland: Consumer Tracking Survey Wave 4: Summary Report (October 2017), which is at http://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/publications-and-research/fss-consumer-trends-report-wave-4

Food in Scotland: Consumer Tracking Survey Wave 6: Summary Report (October 2018), which is at https://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/publications-and-research/publications/food-in-scotland-consumer-tracking-survey-wave-6 .

Public attitudes relevant to the Government’s proposals are also contained in an NHS Health Scotland report Public attitudes to reducing overweight and obesity in Scotland (January 2018), which is at http://www.healthscotland.scot/publications/public-attitudes-to-reducing-overweight-and-obesity-in-scotland .