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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 17 October 2014.