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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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What does dignity mean to you over the festive period?

For many, the holidays are a time of celebration, gathering of friends and family, indulging in festive treats and enjoying a rest from work. For far too many, however, they are also a time of worry, stress and anxiety associated with the financial pressures that sit alongside […]

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A Good Food Nation: For All Our Rights

Nourish Scotland and the Right to Food Campaign in Scotland screenshot of the United Nations logo

It’s Human Rights Day, and what a day for the last instalment of our crowdfunding blog series. If you believe everyone has the right to be able to eat well, and that collectively we’re entitled to a fair and sustainable food system then this one’s for you. […]

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Good Food Nation Bill in Programme for Government

Creative commons, ecologically grown vegetables

Press Release for Immediate Release Nourish Scotland welcomes the Scottish Government’s commitment to begin consultation on a Good Food Nation Bill in 2017. [1] Executive Director Pete Ritchie said ‘This legislation has the potential to be world-leading, we’re pleased the Scottish Government sees the need for a […]

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UN Makes Strong Recommendations on Right to Food

UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Late last night the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights released their Concluding Observations. We’re extremely pleased to say that the Committee has made strong recommendations on all of the headline issues we raised.

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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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Acting on the Right to Food campaign

A picture of the play, portraying Sally in the supermarket

“What does a right to food look like, in practice, in Scotland?” This was the question posed to participants at the end of last week’s Scotland’s Foodscape Symposium in Edinburgh. Rather than starting a discussion on the topic, however, we presented them with a piece of theatre […]

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Edinburgh school closures result in increased food bank usage

The discovery of structural faults at 17 schools in Edinburgh has resulted in closures across the city; with thousands of pupils unable to return to class after the Easter break. This has resulted in obvious widespread disruption for children, parents, and teachers. However, one disturbing consequence, which […]

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#NourishElectionAsks – Ask 1: Incorporate ICESCR

Introducing 6 Weeks, 6 #NourishElectionAsks With just 6 weeks left until May 5th when Scotland elects its fifth Parliament, we’ll be spending each coming week focusing on one of the 6 #NourishElectionAsks we have addressed to candidate MSPs. You can also have a look at all 6 […]

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From Hunger to Prison: The Poverty Penalty

Benefit sanctions leave the most vulnerable in society with no money whatsoever. In a battle between hunger and crime, many have stolen small amounts of food to feed themselves and their family. New compulsory court fines mean that people found guilty of stealing food who cannot pay […]

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