Working together to create a Scotland which promotes health and wellbeing. A Scotland where healthy food and physical activity are easy, acceptable, affordable and sustainable for all.

New video: Adverts, Adverts Everywhere

In the spring and summer of 2023, the Alliance, in partnership with CRUK and the MRC/CSO Unit at the University of Glasgow, held focus groups with young people aged 11-16 in the Glasgow area about their daily experiences with food marketing. The young people took pictures of and discussed the marketing they see in their daily lives. The takeaway: food marketing is everywhere, all the time, and focussed on foods high in fat, sugar, and salt.

Together with the young people and media production group Media Co-Op, we created a video so their voices could be heard by MSPs and other key policymakers.

Watch it here.

The findings have also been captured in a report.  Read it here

If you want to #EndJunkFoodAdvertising, share the video via social media (tag us @soa_tweets) or write to your MSP.


Who are the Scottish Obesity Alliance

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Protect our young

Tackle inequalities in obesity

Make healthy choices easy

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