Research and consultations

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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Better Start consultation: community retailers

Glasgow Community Food Network has organised a consultation event with the Better Start team in the Scottish Government. This event is specifically for community retailers – food coops, veg barras, community shops etc… who currently participate in Healthy Start Voucher Scheme, or wish to participate in the upcoming Better Start Scheme. The new scheme will …

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Mapping participation requests one year on

SCDC is still looking for responses to its short survey on participation requests. Participation requests are a new way for community groups and organisations to have their voices heard in the planning and delivery of services. The right to make a participation request to a public body was introduced as part of the Community Empowerment …

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Food Research Collaboration

The Food Research Commission is currently mapping current and recent initiatives that work with local convenience stores/corner shops to improve healthy food provision (including promotion of Healthy Start Vouchers or other such vouchers), with a view to doing some interviews with project staff and engaged stores. Anyone working on such initiatives and/or have relevant documents …

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Mapping participation requests one year on

Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) would like to hear from community groups and organisations about their experience of participation requests so far, even if, before reading this, you had never heard of them! Participation requests are a new way for community groups and organisations to have their voices heard in the planning and delivery of …

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Knowledge is Power: a new report on the importance of community-led action research in Scotland

Starting in 2017, the Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) and the Poverty Alliance worked with ten community organisations to co-design a resource framework which could be used to support communities across Scotland to conduct their own inquiries into the issues affecting them. You can find further information and download the report and executive summary on …

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Scottish Government publication: independent analysis of responses to the consultation on a draft diet and healthy weight strategy

The Scottish Government has recently published an independent analysis of responses to the consultation on a draft diet and healthy weight strategy, held between October 2017 and January 2018. Over 360 academics, health professionals, members of the general public, organisations (including health and third sector organisations), local authorities and members of the food and drinks …

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Good Food Nation engagement – Kitchen Table Talks

The Scottish Food Coalition is inviting people from across Scotland to get together for Kitchen Table Talks to discuss the future of food in Scotland. The Scottish Government will soon introduce a ‘Good Food Nation Bill’ and this legislation is a chance for everyone to shape Scotland’s food system. The purpose of the Kitchen Table Talks is …

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