By Annie Dabb • 02 July 2022 • 16:58
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The admonition against these promotions could see the end of BOGOF deals (Buy one, get one free) and 3 for 2 offers on certain items. Yes that includes new restriction placed on meal deal options, despite the recent increase in price at several supermarket brands. It is hoped these changes will encourage healthier eating, and combat Scotland’s obesity problem.
The Scottish government has also expressed an aim to prevent further development of health problems such as “type 2 diabetes, various types of cancer and other conditions such as cardiovascular disease.”
Currently, 65% of the country’s adult population fit into the overweight or obese category, and 16% of children living in Scotland between the ages of 2-15 are at risk of obesity, according to obesityactionscotland.org
As of July 2022, ministers have confirmed that “discretionary foods” will be included in the list of restricted items but are yet to confirms exactly which foods this will entail. This category usually includes confectionaries such as pastries, tarts, sponge puddings, sticky toffee puddings, as well as soft drinks and milk-based drinks with added sugar.
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From Newcastle originally, Annie is based in Manchester and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features.
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