Healthy food environment

Theme 1: Healthier shopping baskets - making the healthy choice the easy choice

Question 1. Should we introduce legislation to restrict the following types of promotion of high fat salt or sugar (HFSS) products?
  • temporary price reductions
  • multi-buy offers
  • volume offer


Question 2. Should we introduce legislation to restrict the placement of HFSS products in the following retail areas?
  • store entrance
  • at the till
  • end of aisle
  • free standing display units
Are there any other locations you think we should consider?


Question 3. How should we determine which categories of food should be caught by proposal 1 and 2 restrictions?

Option A - Products high in fat, sugar or salt which are of most concern to childhood obesity

Option B – All products high in fat, sugar or salt

(both options to restrict the promotion of HFSS products captured by the sugar reduction programme, calorie reduction programme and soft drink industry levy based on the nutrient profiling model)

Other- please give details

Please explain


Question 4. Should restrictions for both proposal 1 - value promotions and proposal 2 - location promotions cover online purchasing?


Question 5. Should the following exemptions apply for value promotion restrictions (proposal 1)?
  • micro and small businesses (unless they are part of a symbol group with 50+ employees)
  • close to use-by-date price reductions
  • non-pre-packed products
  • other


Question 6. Should the following exemptions apply for location promotion restrictions (proposal 2)?
  • micro and small businesses (unless they are part of a symbol group with 50+ employees)
  • stores that are smaller than 185.8 square metres (2,000 square feet) (even if they employ more than 50 employees or are part of a symbol group which does)
  • specialist retailers that sell one type of food product category, for example, chocolatiers or sweet shops
  • other

Theme 2: Healthier eating out of the home – understanding how it contributes to your weight

Question 7. Should we agree to mandate calorie labelling in all out of home settings regardless of the size of business?


Q8. Should energy labelling be limited to calories (Kcals)?


Question 9. Should menus marketed specifically at children be exempt from calorie labelling?


Question 10. Should we mandate businesses to make menus without calorie labelling available at request?

Are there other mitigations we could put in place for people with eating disorders?


Question 11. Should the requirement to display calorie labelling extend to online sales?


Question 12. Should we prohibit free refills of sugary soft drinks in the out of home sector?


Question 13. Should we restrict larger portion sizes of sugary soft drinks in the out of home sector?


If yes, do you think this should be limited to 1 pint (0.57 litres)?


Question 14. Should the following settings be excluded from both the calorie labelling and soft drink restriction requirements?
  • schools and colleges
  • early years and childcare settings
  • hospital in-patients
  • care homes and settings
  • charity sales
  • other


Question 15. Should small and medium out of home businesses be covered by both the calorie labelling and soft drink restriction requirements?


Question 16. Should the following products be exempt from the calorie labelling requirement?
  • menu items for sale for 30 days or less items prepacked off premises (which already displayed nutrition information)
  • condiments added by the customer
  • loose fruit or vegetables
  • other

Theme 3: Healthier local food environments – shifting the balance

Question 17. What support and measures could we put in place to help improve the availability of healthier options within local areas?


Question 18. Should we review existing planning and licensing support, including guidance, to address the distribution of hot food takeaways, particularly close to secondary schools and colleges?

Respondent information

Question 19. Are you responding as an individual, or on behalf of an organisation or business? (select only one option)


Question 20. If answering on behalf of a business, what is the size of the business? (select only one option)

Other potential measures and wider impacts

Question 21. Please provide details of other options you feel could help drive positive change in the food environment, and support people in Wales to make healthier choices.

Are there any other matters you would like to raise?


Question 22. Do you think the proposals in this consultation document might have an effect on the following?


Question 23. We would like to know your views on the effects the consultation would have on the Welsh language, specifically on opportunities for people to use Welsh and on treating the Welsh language no less favourably than English.

What effects do you think there would be? How could positive effects be increased, or negative effects be mitigated?


Question 24. Are there any other groups within society not already referenced you think any of the proposals would have an impact on?

Business support and impact

Question 25. What support could be provided to help your business prepare for the following proposals:
  • promotion restrictions (theme 1 - proposals 1 and 2)
  • mandatory display of calories (theme 2 - proposal 3)
  • place restrictions of the servings of sugary soft drink (theme 2 - proposal 4)
  • limits on hot food takeaways near schools and colleges (theme 3 - proposal 6)
Please explain:


Question 26. We have calculated illustrative transition costs in both impact assessments (IA).

Do these calculations reflect a fair assessment of the costs that would be faced by your organisation/business?


Question 27. Do you have any further evidence or data you wish to submit for us to consider for our final impact assessment (IA) or any specific comments on the methodology or assumptions made?


We have asked a number of specific questions. If you have any related issues which we have not specifically addressed, please use this space to report them: