Sunday, July 02, 2006

After 10 years of healthy eating campaigns costing millions .... Scots’ diet is worse than ever

The Sunday Herald

By Judith Duffy, Health Correspondent

Despite 10 years of government targets and millions of pounds spent to encourage healthier eating, a major report will this month reveal that the Scots diet is no better, and, in some cases, worse.
An independent review of the progress made on a major action plan published by the Scottish Office in 1996 – which set goals for changing diets over the following 10 years – will report that Scots are eating more sugar and the same level of saturated fats. There has been no change in the intake of fruit and vegetables, oil-rich fish, bread and breakfast cereals.
The Sunday Herald can reveal that the review, due to be published by the Food Standards Agency later this month, has found the targets in many key areas have not been met.


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