Meat and Education CPD conferences – Inspiring food teaching: now and in the future

Meat and Education will be running a series of half day conferences for food teachers during 2018.  The Inspiring food teaching: now and in the future conferences will bring together a range of speakers to enhance teaching and learning, support progression from KS3 to KS4 and highlight career opportunities in the food industry for students studying food.

The conferences will start at 09.00 and finish …

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New BNF online training course – introductory offer

BNF has just launched a new online training course. Exploring nutrition and health is for those who already have a basic knowledge of nutrition and would be of particular use to health professionals, researchers and those working within the food industry.

The course covers: Module 1: Introduction to eating and drinking well Module 2: Energy and energy balance  Module 3: Macronutrients Module 4: Micronutrients Module 5: Nutritional needs through life Module 6: Diet and lifestyle and their impact on health Module 7: Food allergy and intolerance …

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Nourish November News

NOURISH NEWS Crowdfunder launched to support our Good Food Nation campaign

At Nourish Scotland we have spent years advocating in partnership with others for a Good Food Nation Bill, and now that this legislation is on the table we have to take the opportunity with both hands. We know that there is a real appetite from the people of Scotland for a fairer, healthier, and more sustainable food system, and that people want to be involved in shaping the food policies that affect us all. We’re running this crowdfunder to enable us to create resources and platforms for people to get involved in the consultation process – to genuinely facilitate participation, particularly of people most affected by food injustice.

Pre-consultation Good Food Nation action Does your elected representative know about the Good Food Nation Bill? The Scottish Government has committed to cross-cutting, framework legislation. This could be big, but there has been little show of leadership from Government. It’s clear civil society has to set the pace! We’re encouraging Nourish members and supporters to get in touch with your MSPs, and make sure they know that you care about the future of our food system and want to make the most of the Good Food Nation Bill to make some structural change. The Big Vegetable Summit: Peas Please Veg is good for business, the environment and our health. That was the message from Scotland’s first Vegetable Summit. The event, hosted by Nourish Scotland at the Royal Botanical Gardens of Edinburgh, on 24th October was all about making it easier to eat more veg. There were simultaneous summits in London and Cardiff – hosted by the Food Foundation and Food Cardiff, partners in the Peas Please project. We’ve had over a decade of ‘5-a-day’ messaging, it’s well understood but our diets haven’t changed. The summit involved pledges from major supermarkets, caterers, policy makers and producers to make veg more accessible, including increasing veg in ready meals and on menus. It also involved some big ideas, what if we subsidised soup and it was available on every street corner – would that help our health crisis? This is the beginning of a three-year project working on supply-side measures to eat more veg! Contact celia@nourishscotland.org.uk for more information. Marking World Food Day: the politics of our food system On the 16th October, Nourish partnered with UN House and the University of Edinburgh to host a panel discussion on the politics of our food system, and pathways to progress. Scotland’s Good Food Nation Bill can start us on a journey towards a sustainable food system. The legislation must be guided by Scotland’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, and informed by the experiences of people in Scotland, particularly those most affected by food injustice.

Developing the local food producers network At the beginning of October, we hosted more than 30 local food producers from across Scotland at Falkland in Fife for a one-day networking event – among them participants of this year and last year’s Making a Living from Local Food programme, alumni from the New Farmer Programme and others. It was a rich day with space …

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