Best Start Foods – Nourish Scotland

We held an event with Voluntary Health Scotland earlier this month to discuss the Scottish Government’s proposals to reform Healthy Start Vouchers into Best Start Foods. This scheme aims to support young families on low income to access fruit, veg, and milk. You can read the summary of discussions held at the event here. If you have experience using Healthy …

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Where is the Good Food Nation Bill?

The Scottish Government pledged to bring in a Good Food Nation Bill to sort out the food system – they promised to consult before the end of 2017 and haven’t. Take action with us! Tell the First Minister to keep food on the agenda.

The Scottish Food Coalition launched the Kitchen Table Talks report ‘A Seat at the Table: Becoming a Good Food Nation is everyone’s business’ in front of Parliament on 23rd May. It was a great success, with many campaigners joining us and a dozen MSPs from all the major political parties coming to greet us and hear about what people told us about their Good Food Nation vision. Our key message: there’s huge appetite for a national conversation about food, the Scottish Government must ensure everyone has a seat the table during the …

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Food and Health News – Education Scotland

Food and health NIH page

We have created a Food and Health summary page to help practitioners find key information, resources, exemplification and links on the National Improvement Hub. 

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Careers in the Food and Drink Sector

Food and Drink Federation Scotland has produced a new interactive resource demonstrating career progression in the Food and drink sector. 

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New Healthy Eating Campaign – Food Standards Scotland

We are pleased to be running a new Healthy Eating campaign from 1st – 30th June 2018.

We are encouraging improved eating behaviours when out and about, by empowering the people of Scotland to say no thanks to offers of upsizing.

With your help, we can get more people to be aware of upsizing – if you would like to support …

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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 …

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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: …

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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 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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Talking about the next generation: Nutrition in school age children – BNF event

As part of the celebration of its 50th year, the British Nutrition Foundation hosted a special conference at the British Library, London, on Thursday 27 April 2017.

The presentations can be found at the following link –

BNF is grateful to the speakers for sharing their presentations, they are provided for information only …

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