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Good Food Nation

Good Food Nation - Our Vision:

‘Our aspiration is that Scotland is a Good Food Nation, a country where people from every walk of life take pride and pleasure in, and benefit from, the food they buy, serve, and eat day by day. This will require a step change and mean that:

•        It is the norm for Scots to take a keen interest in their food, knowing what constitutes good food, valuing it 
          and seeking it out whenever they can.

•        People who serve and sell food – from schools to hospitals, retailers, cafes and restaurants – are committed to
         serving and selling good food.

•        Everyone in Scotland has ready access to the healthy, nutritious food they need.

•         Dietary-related diseases are in decline, as is the environmental impact of our food consumption.

•         Scottish producers ensure that what they produce is increasingly healthy and environmentally sound.

•         Food companies are a thriving feature of the economy and places where people want to work.

•         Other countries look to Scotland to learn how to become a Good Food Nation’

Becoming a Good Food Nation – Discussion Paper

The next phase of Scotland’s ‘National Food and Drink Policy; Becoming a Good Food Nation’, highlights the successes of Scotland’s first food and drink Policy whilst recognising the continuing challenges within Scotland’s food and drink sector. It identifies that Scottish Government will establish a Food Commission to identify areas where further work is required. ‘Becoming a Good Food Nation’ seeks views on a number of proposed priority areas of work and recognises the need to move towards a healthier, resilient and sustainable food system.

It also articulates a new aspiration, that Scotland should become a Good Food Nation, a Land of Food and Drink not only in what we as a nation produce but also in what we buy, serve and eat. The Scottish Government wants food to be a key part of what makes the people of Scotland proud of their country - food which is both tasty to eat and nutritious, fresh and environmentally sustainable.

This is a big undertaking. It will not happen overnight. This document sets out

  • A proposed 2025 vision for what we as a country should be aiming to achieve.
  • Plans for a Food Commission and local champions to drive change.
  • Proposed priority areas such as food in the public sector, children’s food and local food.
  • A commitment to a variety of approaches, including strong community engagement  and celebration of Scotland’s food and drink.
  • Proposed questions to encourage discussion and generate comments and participation.

Analysis of the responses to Becoming A Good Food Nation

Recipe for Success: Scotland's National Food & Drink Policy - Becoming a Good Food Nation Discussion Document

Becoming a Good Food Nation: An analysis of consultation responses

Becoming a Good Food Nation: Research Findings

To contact a member of the Good Food Nation team please e-mail GoodFoodNation@scotland.gsi.gov.uk