Research and consultations

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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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 – closing soon

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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