Consultation Responses

We respond to all consultations which may have an impact on healthy weight, and those which relate directly to our core aims and policy calls. Our consultation responses try to include a North West response, informed by our network members who have the opportunity to feed in and have their voice heard nationally.
Explore some of our responses to consultations below.

The Department of Health and Social Care consulted on Restricting promotions of food and drink that is high in fat, sugar and salt in 2019. This technical consultation aims to gather feedback on the proposals to legislate to restrict promotion of multibuy HFSS products as well as HFSS products in store entrances.

Public Health England have developed voluntary guidelines for the food industry to improve the nutritional content of commercial baby food and drinks. This consultation was an opportunity to feedback on the draft guidelines.

Consultation on the total restriction of online advertising of food and drink products that are high in fat, sugar and/or salt. The consultation was one of the commitments outlined in the Government’s Obesity Strategy launched in July 2020.

A consultation from the Department of Health and Social Care and the Food Standards Authority to review and compare the current front of pack multiple traffic light nutrition system.

A consultation from the Department of Health and Social Care seeking views on proposals to tackle the causes of preventable ill health in England.

A consultation commissioned by DEFRA to gather evidence is to gather inspiration to help us transform our food system as part of the National Food Strategy – the first in 75 years.

A call for evidence by the Health and Social Care Select Committee to assess the Government’s progress in tackle childhood obesity and views on the next steps that the Government should take.

A consultation from the Department of Health and Social Care seeking views on the updates to the GBSF nutrition standards, as part of the Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2.

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A consultation from the Department of Health and Social Care to gather views on how the government can reduce children’s exposure to HFSS advertising, as part of the Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2.

A consultation from the Department of Health and Social Care seeking views on restricting volume-based and place-based promotions, as part of the Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2.

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A consultation from the Department of Health and Social Care to gather views on the proposed ban on selling energy drinks to children, as part of the Childhood Obesity Plan, Chapter 2.

A consultation from the Department of Health and Social Care seeking views on making places that serve food and drink outside of the home show calorie information (calorie labelling), as part of the Childhood Obesity Plan Chapter 2.

A consultation from the HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs to gather views on how best to design and implement the Soft Drinks Industry Levy, announced earlier in the year by the Chancellor at the time, George Osborne.

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