People are visiting the doctor far too frequently for unnecessary ailments which are the result of poor nutrition.
Tackling poor nutrition and lack of education is the first move towards lessening the burden upon the NHS, which should be primarily a service for emergency treatment and surgery and NOT a facade for the outdated pharmaceutical industry, which comes with an array of health problems in and of itself.
Poor nutrition tends towards mental health issues and it should be noted that in Scotland:
14% of all prisoners had a history of psychiatric disorder (in other words serious and sustained mental health problems) and that 7.3% had a history of self-harm.
Diet shapes the daily outlook of the individual, it is critical Scotland addresses the nutritional crisis facing it's citizenry.