Research and consultations

Food mapping research – Urban Roots

If your organisation provides free or subsidised food to households experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, food insecurity, Urban Roots would love to hear from you. Urban Roots have been asked to carry out this research on behalf of the Scottish Government. The data collected will be used to better support organisations by gathering up …

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Public Health Scotland consultation – have your say

The Scottish Government has now issued the formal public consultation on the statutory establishment of Public Health Scotland, to be open to responses over the next 6 weeks. This consultation is a key formal step in setting up Public Health Scotland.  The questions in the consultation cover a variety of issues surrounding the legislation that …

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Food security, diet and obesity – community-led research

Central and West Integration Network were supported by CFHS/NHS Health Scotland last year to lead a community-led research project. The research explored the experiences of ethnic minority communities around food security, diet and obesity. Specifically, the aim was to learn more about: Cultural understanding and awareness about diet and obesity Differences or factors that may affect attitude to diet and obesity, such …

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Reducing health inequalities web content survey

NHS Health Scotland has updated the information and guidance in the Reducing health inequalities section of its website, and is keen to get your feedback. You can help to improve these pages by answering a short survey (5-10 minutes). All responses will be entered into a £250 prize draw, where the winner can choose a charity addressing public health priorities …

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Cafes in communities

Are you involved in running a café in a local community (geographical or shared interest) run for local people and/or by local people on a charitable, ‘not for profit’or enterprise basis? Whether your café is informal in a community centre or church, set up as a social enterprise, community interest company or other, run 1 …

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Older People’s Framework – have your say

The Scottish Government is developing a new Older People’s Framework in 2019. The Scottish Older People’s Assembly have been asked to help gather views to feed into this process. If you can lend your support, then please complete the online questionnaire and circulate to your networks of older people and older people’s organisations. Paper copies …

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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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London Food Strategy

The London Food Strategy was developed by the Greater London Authority (GLA) on behalf of the Mayor of London and in partnership with the London Food Board. Following a full consultation process, the final Strategy was launched on 10 December. The Strategy is available to download here.

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Bringing Food to the Table – Citizens Advice Scotland report

The Citizens Advice Scotland’s Food on the Table report is based on its survey completed by 2,651 people in Scotland, through an online survey and through local Citizens Advice Bureaux campaign activity across the country. The aim was to better understand the day-to-day realities that people face when accessing, affording and choosing food for themselves and their families. …

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Food Standards Scotland seeks views on making food eaten outside the home healthier

Food Standards Scotland is inviting views from the public, the out of home food sector and all interested organisations on proposals to give the people of Scotland healthier options when they’re eating out. The consultation, published today (22 November 2018), will be open for responses until 29 February 2019. Read more on the Food Standards …

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