To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are being taken to promote healthier eating habits in the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement.
The nutrition task force, set up under the "Health of the Nation" White Paper, has this week issued, for public consultation, its outline programme for co-ordinated action to address the dietary targets in the strategy. The programme covers the areas of education and information; catering; the food chain; and, the role of the national health service and health professionals. Copies of the programme will be placed in the Library.Information relating to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are matters for my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Wales and Scotland and my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.