Welsh Government launches Healthy Food Environment consultation

The Welsh Government wants to hear your views and comments on proposals to improve making healthier food choices.  The Healthy Food Environment Consultation explores what action could be taken to improve the food environment in Wales and help make the healthy choice, the easy choice. It is an action from the Healthy Weight: Healthy Wales Strategy.  This consultation includes proposals under three themes:

  • Healthier Shopping Baskets – for promotions and marketing to be rebalanced
    towards healthier choices to increase the affordability of healthier options.
  • Healthier Eating out of our Homes – to improve the information available to us
    when eating out of the home and to build on the success of the Sugar Levey
    on soft drinks.
  • Healthier Local Food Environments – to shift the balance, so that our daily
    journeys through the places we live can help to promote positive choices,
    including to explore the role of Hot Food Takeaways around schools.

How to respond

Submit your comments by 1 September 2022, in any of the following ways:

Respond online

Respond online – easy read

You can also download and complete the response form, and email or post to addresses below:

Healthy and Active Branch
Welsh Government
Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ
Email: HealthyWeightHealthyWales@gov.wales

You can read more about the Food Environment Consultation along with the proposal to end the sale of energy drinks to children under 16 here.

* A stakeholder event has been organised to discuss the proposals in more detail and will take place on Tuesday, 19 July. More info below *

Tuesday 19 July: Healthy Food Environment and Energy Drinks Event
Welcome from Lynne Neagle, Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Speakers include:
• Irfon Rees, Director of Health and Wellbeing, Welsh Government
• Julie Bishop, Director of Health Improvement, Public Health Wales
• Fiona Kinghorn, Executive Director of Public Health, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Beca Lyne-Pirkis, Healthy Weight Ambassador
There will also be workshops on each of the main themes of the consultations.
The event will be run online through eventbocs. People can register for the event here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/19july/