The Rowett Institute has a range of research projects currently running that will help inform community food activities. These include projects on food insecurity in people living with obesity, Social Prescribing for Improving Communities Eating practices and Diet and Health Inequalities. You can find out more on the Rowett Institute website
Research and consultations
The Scottish Government is gathering views to help inform how it will take forward the Human Rights Bill. The Bill will incorporate a range of economic, social and cultural rights into Scots law for the first time. You can view the consultation on the Scottish Government website.
Local living and 20 minute neighbourhoods: draft planning guidance This consultation invites views and comments on the draft local living and 20 minute neighbourhood planning guidance. The guidance is intended to assist and support local authorities, communities, and others with an interest in local living and 20 minute neighbourhoods. The consultation can be found on the …
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has developed Eat Well, Your Way, an online resource to help people in Scotland make healthier food and drink choices when planning, shopping, preparing food at home and eating out. The Eat Well, Your Way resource is underpinned by evidence-based behaviour change techniques. By utilising the MAP model, also used by …
The Scottish Health Survey team have launched a review of its content and are encouraging all current and prospective users to take part. The review will assess the current content of the survey with a view to informing decisions for the survey from 2024 onwards. The aims of the review are: To understand how existing …
The Scottish Government is seeking views on a new policy to restrict ‘unhealthier food and drink promotions’ and reduce the health harms associated with the excess consumption of calories.. The consultation closes on 23 September. This consultation document can be found on the Scottish Government website.
The Scottish Government has published a consultation document on what a new Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Scotland should look like. You can access the consultation on the Scottish Government website.
The Scottish Government has recently launched a consultation on improving health and social care for older people in Scotland. Responses are sought from older people and the organisations that support them, as well as health professionals and social care staff. The consultation is available on the Scottish Government website.
The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry into health inequalities in Scotland. The inquiry includes finding out views on how the third sector can contribute to addressing health inequalities. The call for views closes on 31 March 2022. Information about the enquiry is available on the Scottish Parliament website.
Public Health Scotland has responded to this recent consultation, which closed on 25 January 2022. You can read the response at the link below. PHS Response – Ending the need for food banks 20.02.22