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If ‘Veganuary’ won’t get us eating more veg, what will?

Organic Autumn Veg - CC Flickr Brockley Market

With talks of ‘Healthy January’ and ‘Veganuary’ all over social media, one could expect that our diets were healthier than average at the start of 2018. Well, if judged by the amount of fresh veg we bought throughout January, this assumption is soon refuted: sales of veg […]

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How can we make the healthy choice the easy choice in Scotland?

colourful vegetables

The Scottish Government’s consultation on their draft Diet and Obesity Strategy – now known as ‘A Healthier Future – Action and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight’ – closes today. Like most of our colleagues in the third-sector, we at Nourish are broadly supportive of the draft Strategy […]

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UK Childhood Obesity Strategy – Fundamentally Lacking in Strategy

Advertisement placards on the street warning about the dangers of childhood obesity, and below an ad for McDonalds

The much delayed strategy was released today to bitter disappointment. Public health and children’s organisations broadly agree that the plan will fail a generation of children – and we absolutely agree. The strategy is this: the introduction of a levy on sugar-sweetened beverages, and, er – that’s […]

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2016 Global Nutrition Report: Nourish’s take on what the Scottish Government could do

The Global Nutrition Report ‘From Promise to Impact, Ending malnutrition by 2030’ 2016 was released today. The report is the only independent and comprehensive annual review of the state of the world’s nutrition.  You can find it on Twitter as @GNReport or #NutritionReport.

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UN Examination of the Right to Food in the UK

UN Palais des Nations

  This week we’re in Geneva giving evidence to the UN on the right to food. Here’s a quick breakdown of the who/what/why. What is the right to food? The right to food is protected within the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The UK […]

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#NourishElectionAsks – Ask 4: A Retailers’ Levy

With just 3 weeks left until May 5th when Scotland elects its fifth Parliament, this week we’re focusing on our fourth policy ask: a Retailers’ Levy. You can also have a look at all 6 Election Asks here, please use these asks to initiate conversations with candidates […]

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