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The Broken Plate 2021

The Food Foundation’s report on the state of the nation’s food system finds that healthier foods are three times more expensive (calorie for calorie) compared with less healthier foods. It also finds that children from lower income households are more likely to be obese than those from higher income households. The full Broken Plate report …

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The Case for Local Food

This new report on building better food systems to benefit society and nature, from Sustain and the RSPB, has found that a shift of 10% of retail market share for sustainable, local food businesses could create an additional 200,000 jobs, support a green economic recovery and restore nature. Find out more and download the report on …

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National Food Strategy: the Plan

Following on from the publication of the Part One of the National Food Strategy, a Government-commissioned independent review of the food system, in July 2020, the new report, National Food Strategy: the Plan, contains recommendations to address the major issues facing the food system across England and the UK: climate change, biodiversity loss, land use, …

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Launch of Glasgow City Food Plan

Glasgow City Food Plan was launched at an online event today.  The ten year Plan has been developed by a team comprising Glasgow Food Policy Partnership, Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Glasgow Community Food Network. Over the last two years, the …

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Healthier catering

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has produced a series of short guides providing practical tips and advice on making changes to the food and drinks you buy, prepare, promote and serve to make it healthier. The guides can be accessed on the FSS website

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Food Standards Scotland five year strategy

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has just published its strategy for the next five years. As well as building on previous work, the strategy incorporates newer challenges, such as those resulting from the EU Exit, Covid-19 and climate change. You can read the strategy on the FSS website.

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Covid-19 response stories and resources

Recently featured in our e-bulletin, below are some interesting Covid-19 responses stories and some useful resources: Rewriting the Rules, Social Enterprise in Glasgow: the Covid-19 response. This report from Glasgow Social Enterprise Network can be found here. ‘Together we help’ provides learning from the many examples of informal social action undertaken during the last year. …

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New report from the Food Standards Agency

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has produced ‘Food in a pandemic’ – a new UK-wide research report on food insecurity, diet and eating habits, and food supply. It also explores our food psychology, and finds that most of us have positive views about food, although this varies by age and income. The report is available on …

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New report from the British Red Cross

The British Red Cross ‘longest year’ report includes recommendations for governments and local authorities across the UK on mitigating the effects of lockdown restrictions. The recommendations cover resources to support mental wellbeing, financial security and addressing barriers to accessing support. The report is available on the Red Cross website.

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February Covid-19 e-bulletin

Our latest Covid-19 e-bulletin is now available, giving you information on how Community Food Initiatives are coping with the current lockdown and planning for recovery, including putting more activities online.  Plus the latest webinars and reports. You can read the e-bulletin here.  

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