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Publication - Statistics Publication

Monitoring progress for the Prevention of Obesity Route Map: obesity indicators

Published: 14 Nov 2017
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781788513753

This publication reports the latest results for the indicators selected to monitor progress of the Scottish Government’s Prevention of Obesity Route Map.

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Monitoring progress for the Prevention of Obesity Route Map: obesity indicators
Volume of sales of soft drinks with added sugar

36 page PDF

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Volume of sales of soft drinks with added sugar

Indicator Source: Food Standards Scotland (Kantar Worldpanel)

Latest Results

  • Between 2010 and 2016, the volume of regular take home soft drinks [14] purchased by Scottish households dropped by 29% to 157 million litres.
  • The volume of carbonated drinks purchased by Scottish households declined from 314 to 293 million litres.
  • The calorie contribution of carbonated drinks reduced from 32 kilocalories per person per day in 2010 to 24 kilocalories in 2016.

Figure 13: Sales of soft drinks, 2010-2016

Figure 13: Sales of soft drinks, 2010-2016

About This Indicator

Desired Outcome:
Reduced consumption of high energy food and drink.

Relevant Route Map action:
Action to work with the Food Implementation Group to reduce sugar levels and portion sizes.

Geography available:
Scotland level only.

Equalities data:
Not applicable.

Rationale for including this indicator:
The aim of this indicator is to monitor the volume of sales of soft drinks with added sugar in supermarkets in Scotland. There is evidence of an association between sugar-sweetened soft drinks and prevalence of obesity and interventions in this area have been shown to be effective.

Factors influencing this indicator:

  • Availability and affordability of healthy choices.

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