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Challenge food industry to improve Scots' diet, says review

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 21 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:620
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    The government should consider controlling the food supply chain and creating demand for healthier foods in Scotland. These are the conclusions of a review of the Scottish diet to tackle problems such as poor eating habits and obesity.

    The review analysed progress against dietary targets set by the Scottish Diet Action Plan in 1996. It found little progress had been made in improving diet in Scotland. Fruit and vegetable consumption were still well below recommended levels, and intake of saturated fat and sugar remained high. The targets were “overwhelmingly not being …

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