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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6O-00164
Asked by: Marie McNair, Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 8 September 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to reduce the consumption of energy drinks among teenagers.

Current status: Answered by Maree Todd on 16 September 2021


Answer

The Scottish Government has worked with Community Leisure UK, local authorities, NHS Scotland and retailers to restrict the sale of energy drinks to under-16s in publically funded leisure centres and across all NHS retail sites. Energy drinks are also not permitted in schools under the Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2020.

We have consulted on Ending the sale of energy drinks to children and young people and will publish a report of the responses we received in due course.