Research and consultations

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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Have your say on health improvement plans for Scotland

The Improving Health Commission wants to hear from you as it considers the health improvement aspects of the reform of public health in Scotland. You have until 23rd November to take part in their survey available on the Public Health Reform website.    

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Volunteer Good Food Nation Ambassadors sought

The Scottish Food Coalition are looking for people who would like to become Good Food Nation Ambassadors for the expected Good Food Nation consultation. Information on training and how to apply is available on the Scottish Food Coalition website.  

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Scottish Government consultation on restricting junk food promotions

The Scottish Government is consulting with the public, and food and retail industries on restricting the in-store marketing and promotion of foods high in fat, sugar or salt, with little or no nutritional benefit. The consultation is part of the Diet and Healthy Weight Delivery Plan, and will inform assessments of impact and possible legislation.  …

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Place Standard survey

NHS Health Scotland want to hear from organisations, groups and individuals who have used the Place Standard as well as from those who haven’t used the tool. Please complete this survey to inform improvements to the Place Standard.

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Glasgow City Council Food Inequality Enquiry – call for evidence

Glasgow City Council is aware increasing numbers of people in Glasgow are experiencing difficulties – physically and economically – accessing sufficient, safe and nutritious food. It is currently conducting an inquiry to seek evidence and views on this important subject. It also knows that a wide range of organisations and charities are responding to those experiencing acute food insecurity – …

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Food on the Table campaign and survey

Citizens Advice Bureaux across Scotland recently launched the Food on the Table campaign which aims to give the Scottish public a voice on the affordability, choice and access to food. The first phase of the campaign will promote a national survey, both on and offline, which will ask the public’s opinion on food concerns: What …

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How affordable is a healthy diet?

The Children’s Future Food Inquiry have published new analysis which compares the cost of Public Health England’s ‘Eatwell Guide’ with household expenditure across the UK, examining the affordability of a healthy diet in each of the UK’s four nations. The paper looks closely at how food affordability gaps affect children in the UK, and highlights …

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