Tackling food poverty in Scotland
March 27, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm£145 – £295
NHS Health Scotland defines food poverty as ‘the inability to acquire or consume an adequate or sufficient quality of food in socially acceptable ways, or the uncertainty that one will be able to do so’. With use of food banks increasing by 13% in the past six months compared to this time last year, the issue of food poverty is becoming more prevalent.
A new briefing by NHS Health Scotland details the impact that food poverty can have on both physical and psychological wellbeing. Supported by the Scottish Government’s 2016 report ‘Dignity: Ending Hunger Together in Scotland‘, and the Fair Food Transformation Fund Scotland will invest £1 million over the next two years to support those who experience food insecurity.
Join Holyrood on 27 March to examine how your organisation can alleviate people from the complexities associated with food poverty and address the challenges.
- March 27, 2019
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
- £145 – £295
- central Edinburgh
- Holyrood events