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‘Good Food Nation’ ambitions are key to achieving a healthier Scotland

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 24th April 2019
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The ALLIANCE has responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on proposals for 'Good Food Nation' legislation.

The consultation invited people’s views on potential legislation which would provide a new framework for Scotland’s food system.

The ALLIANCE’s response to the consultation highlights the link between access to healthy, affordable food and people’s ability to self manage their long term condition(s) effectively.

It also:

  • Calls for the creation of an independent statutory body to scrutinise relevant policies, report on the state of the food system and ensure coherence across Government
  • Stresses that a single piece of legislation (as opposed to multiple smaller ones) would be the most effective and coherent method of delivering the change that Scotland’s food system requires
  • Calls for the full incorporation of the right to food in Scots law
  • Highlights that the proposed ‘statement of policy’ on food should take the form of a plan with practical steps, measurable indicators, monitoring arrangements in place and specifying the capacity and resource required to deliver the proposed actions.

You can access a copy of the ALLIANCE’s full consultation response below.

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