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Community Empowerment Bill

The final version of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill is now available to download from the Scottish Parliament website.  

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Public Health Review Engagement Events

The Scottish Government is undertaking a Public Health Review of ‘public health systems and the delivery of all public health functions in Scotland with a strong focus on how public health on how public health contributes to improving health and wellbeing across the life-course, and reducing health inequalities for the future.’ The Review Group, chaired …

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Food Standards Scotland (FSS) launched

From 1 April FSS, the new public sector body for Scotland takes over the responsibilities previously carried out in Scotland by the Food Standards Agency. Visit its new website for more information.

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Eat Better Feel Better Campaign

Public Health Minister, Maureen Watt, was in Edinburgh today to launch the Eat Better Feel Better campaign at Pilton Community Health Project – the first community health project in Scotland – which supports local people to eat more healthily through cooking skills, budgeting and meal planning. Eat Better Feel Better will be working alongside supermarkets …

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Eat Better, Feel Better campaign – how can you get involved?

The Scottish Government has partnered with a number of retailers, including Tesco, Morrisons, ASDA, Scotmid, Lidl and ALDI in order to deliver the new Eat Better, Feel Better campaign in January 2015. The campaign will visit 35 supermarkets throughout mainland Scotland from January – March 2015, to reinforce the campaign messaging and provide some useful …

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Becoming a Good Food Nation consultation

Last chance to take part in the consultation for Scotland’s next phase of the National Food and Drink Policy; Becoming a Good Food Nation.  This discussion document proposes a 2025 vision for Scotland’s food and drink future.  The Scottish Government is seeking your views on the proposed priorities. The consultation ends on Friday 17 October. Find …

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Eat Better Feel Better

The Scottish Government’s Eat Better Feel Better campaign is due to launch in January 2015 to inspire and support parents and families to make healthy changes to how they shop, cook and eat, with the aim of improving their health. The Eat Better Feel Better team will introduce the campaign at the CFHS annual networking …

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Supporting healthy choices

Following last week’s launch of Becoming a Good Food Nation the Scottish Government and Food Standards Agency today launched  Supporting Healthy Choices, which specifically looks at the role of the food and drink industry.  

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Scottish Government launches Good Food Nation consultation

The Scottish Government’s ‘Good Food Nation’ consultation document was launched today. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to influence the future of Scotland’s food. https://news.gov.scot/news/becoming-a-good-food-nation  

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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill

The long awaited Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill has now begun its journey through the Scottish Parliament. You can view the proposals and follow its progress at http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/Bills/77926.aspx As well as proposing changes which should assist allotments, communities keen to acquire land or buildings and others keen to influence local services, the bill is also suggesting …

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