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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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Contents
Monitoring progress for the Prevention of Obesity Route Map: obesity indicators
Volume of sales of confectionery, biscuits, cakes and pastries

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Volume of sales of confectionery, biscuits, cakes and pastries

Indicator Source: Food Standards Scotland (Kantar Worldpanel)

Latest Results

  • In 2016, the total volume of take home biscuits and confectionery purchased by Scottish households was just over one hundred thousand tonnes (105,000). Sales volumes have remained stable since 2010.

Figure 14: Sales of biscuits and confectionery, 2010-2016

Figure 14: Sales of biscuits and confectionery, 2010-2016

  • In 2016, over one billion (1,037 million) servings of cake and pastry were purchased by Scottish households. Purchases have remained stable since 2011.

Figure 15: Sales of cake and pastry servings, 2011-2016

Figure 15: Sales of cake and pastry servings, 2011-2016

About This Indicator

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

Relevant Route Map action:
Action to work with retailers to encourage stocking of smaller and less energy-dense portions, with the Food Implementation Group to reduce saturated fat and sugar levels.

Geography available:
Scotland level only.

Equalities data:
Not applicable.

Rationale for including this indicator:
The aim of this indicator is to monitor the sales by volume of confectionery, biscuits, cakes and pastries in supermarkets in Scotland.
There is evidence that obesity is associated with over consumption of energy dense snack foods such as confectionery, biscuits, cakes and pastries. Moderate evidence exists in the literature for interventions aimed at reducing availability and affordability of energy dense foods and with a moderate rating for potential population effectiveness. The ScotPHN engagement process for the Route Map assessed the action as having high impact with medium to high effort.

Factors influencing this indicator:

  • Availability and affordability of healthy choices

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