Good Food Nation - Your Opinions Wanted

The Scottish Government has launched a discussion document for consultation and is inviting comments and feedback on it from the industry and from other stakeholders.

Becoming a Good Food Nation is the next step to the Scottish National Food and Drink Policy, Recipe for Success which was launched in 2009. 

Becoming a Good Food Nation seeks views on how to improve Scotland’s relationship with food through:

  • Creating a Scottish Food Commission to champion the importance of food to Scotland’s health, environment, economy and quality of life
  • Promoting good food choices to consumers, enlisting the support of retailers, food producers and public bodies
  • Having Scotland’s public sector lead by example with the NHS, local authorities and Scottish Government signing up to offer fresh, seasonal, local and sustainable produce
  • Developing a specific children’s food policy in recognition of the impact of food on the health of young people and their ability to influence society’s behaviour for generations to come
  • Working with communities to encourage the production and sale of more locally grown food
  • Realising the economic benefits of a better domestic food culture for Scotland’s food and drink sector.

This discussion document is available on the Scottish Government website for consultation at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0045/00453219.pdf.   Please read the discussion paper and help to identify the way forward for Scotland to become a Good Food Nation. Responses should be emailed to goodfoodnation@scotland.gsi.gov.uk by 17 October 2014.