The Government should give up on its voluntary agreement approach to food and drink marketing in favour of statutory regulation to crack down on childhood obesity, MPs have said.
There are fresh calls for a crackdown on the sale of junk food as research suggests obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer among UK women.
Plans to see how calorie labelling can be introduced in restaurants, cafes and takeaways have been opened up for public consultation.
Midwives have warned of the pressures they are under from a lack of staff, rising obesity levels and women giving birth later in life.
NHS Tayside has spent more than £150,000 on equipment to help treat obese patients over the past five years.
Screen-addicted children should be prescribed play to free them from a “battery hen existence” during the school holidays, the children’s commissioner has said.
The number of young people being treated for Type 2 diabetes has risen by 40% in just four years to more than 700, figures show.
A leading Dundee University expert on diabetes has said Scotland needs to focus on preventing the disease rather than treating it.
The all-you-can-eat buffet is under threat from the Scottish Government’s obesity crackdown.
Energy drink advertising would be restricted under an Angus MP’s plan to tackle obesity.