Transforming the Way We Eat
We work to make good food the easy choice for everyone, whoever and wherever they are. Together we can transform how Scotland feels about food and put good food on the menu, in the curriculum, and in all the places people live their daily lives.
‘Good food’ means…
A healthy and sustainable diet: LESS processed food high in fat/salt/sugar, less but better quality meat, and MORE fruit and vegetables, whole grains and sustainable fish.
Quality food you can trust: More fresh, local, seasonal, sustainable food, with low climate impact and high welfare standards.
Eating together: More opportunities for social contact through food, building families, tackling loneliness, and bringing communities together.
Why do we need good food?
Illnesses caused by a poor diet are one of the biggest public health challenges of our time. Almost a third of children in Scotland are overweight or obese – left unchecked, obesity and diabetes threaten to bankrupt the NHS.
Our food system is unfair. Half a million people in Britain are reliant on food aid and 25% of UK farmers live in poverty.
Food and farming is responsible for one fifth of UK climate impact. Good food is the key to both healthier people and a healthier planet.
How we work – and how you can be part of it
Connecting children with food
We engage communities to get young people cooking and growing food, visiting local farms and building a positive connection with real food.
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The Soil Association’s Food for Life Scotland programme is one way to put sustainable, healthy food right at the heart of our schools and communities, and will contribute to Scotland becoming a Good Food Nation.Richard Lochhead Cabinet Secretary, Scottish Government