Lorraine Tulloch from Obesity Action Scotland has said that we need a range of urgent and decisive actions which together can begin to make a difference, such as, portion size regulation for retail and packaged meals, a sugar tax on sweetened beverages, a regulatory framework on price promotions of foods high in fat, sugar or salt, improved labelling in retail and out-of-home sectors, and an advertising 9pm watershed for certain foods, and restrictions on marketing to children through other media.
In March 2016, the Scottish Government announced that the Scottish Dietary Goals have been revised. According to the new goals, consumers should try to eat even less sugar and more fibre. Food Standards Scotland has launched a new Eatwell Guide, showing the proportions of food and drinks that make up a healthy balanced diet, reflecting the new dietary recommendations.
Fitness is an important part of the mix too. 21% of the population does not walk for 20 minutes once a year.