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Good Food Nation

The Scottish parliament  has passed the final phase of the Good Food Nation Bill. The Scottish Government, local authorities and health boards will be required to develop Good Food Nation plans. A Commission will be set up to scrutinise progress. You can read news about the Good Food Nation Bill on the Scottish Government website

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How does community food work link into local policy?

The CFHS programme has been working with the Scottish Government and community food networks to map strategic and practical support for community food activities across Scotland. As part of this, we looked at how community food work fits into local government, Health and Social Care and other key local policies. We found community food activities …

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Scotland’s Census Day 20 March 2022

The census, which usually takes place every 10 years, is the official count of every person and household in Scotland. By asking people who live in Scotland to provide information about themselves and where they live, the Scottish Government and other public bodies can make decisions about how public money is spent on essential services …

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Covid Recovery Strategy

The Scottish Government’s Covid Recovery Strategy states the Government’s vision for recovery and the actions it will take to address systemic inequalities made worse by Covid. The strategy is available on the Scottish Government website.

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Good Food Nation Bill

The Scottish Government has introduced the Good Food Nation Bill into Parliament. The Bill aims to ensure Scottish Ministers, and public bodies such as local authorities and Health Boards produce Good Food Nation plans to support social and economic wellbeing, the environment, health and economic development. Information on the progress of the Bill can be …

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A Fairer, Greener Scotland

The Scottish Government recently published its Programme for Government 2021-2022, which includes plans that will be of interest to the community food sector. ‘Land of opportunity’ plans to take steps to end the need for food banks in Scotland as a primary response; plans to roll out Food For Life across more primary schools and …

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Out of Home Action Plan

The Scottish Government recently published the Out of Home Action Plan, which will involve developing a voluntary framework for food outlets, to be undertaken by Food Standards Scotland and colleagues in the Diet and Healthy Weight team at PHS. It also has proposals for mandatory calorie labelling. More information about the framework can be found …

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Tackling Food Insecurity and Poverty – a human rights approach

The Scottish Government has published a position statement in response to a joint letter to the UK from the UN Special Rapporteurs responsible for food and poverty. The statement outlines Scotland’s human rights approach to the challenges of food insecurity and poverty and outlines actions the Scottish Government has taken in response to the Covid-19 …

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UK Government’s ‘Tackling Obesity’ policy and National Food Strategy

On 27 July the UK Government launched its new strategy to help adults and children live healthier lives by tackling obesity.  While many provisions relate only to England there are others which are UK wide. Headlines include intentions to: Ban TV and (consult on banning online) adverts for foods high in fat, sugar and salt …

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Good Food Nation Proposals for Legislation consultation

Scottish Government today launched its Good Food Nation consultation. The consultation is available on the Scottish Government website consultation hub and is available for responses until 29 March 2018. https://consult.gov.scot/food-and-drink/good-food-nation/  

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