Good Food Nation Proposals for Legislation

Date: 28th February 2019
Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles, Disability, Basic Health and Welfare


Closing date: Friday, 29th March 2019. The Scottish Government is asking for views on their Good Food Nation public consultation. In 2014, Becoming a Good Food Nation, set a new vision for Scotland: that by 2025 Scotland will be “a Good Food Nation, where people from every walk of life take pride and pleasure in, and benefit from, the food they produce, buy, cook, serve, and eat each day.” This consultation is all about what laws we should have to achieve this.

Scottish Ministers published the "Good Food Nation Programme of Measures" on 11 September 2018. This highlights the range of work that is already being done, or is planned, to develop the Good Food Nation ambition in Scotland. According to Nourish Scotland food insecurity, or the lack of consistent access to sufficient affordable, nutritious food. is now suspected to affect between 10 and 27% of the UK population. Experiencing food insecurity, especially as a child, impacts negatively on physical health, mental health and developmental outcomes. Nourish Scotland has produced a series of briefings to support those wanting to respond to the consultation. You can read the Nourish Scotland briefings here.

Keep Scotland Beautiful has created a guide for young people and educators to help make sense and respond to the Good Food Nation Bill. Also, they have created a separate Youth Consultation form designed to get children and young people’s opinions on this issue taken into account. For more information, click here