Our Right to Food: What we're learning
The Our Right to Food project aims to learn what people in Scotland would choose as a healthy and enjoyable way to eat if incomes from wages and benefits were sufficient. We are doing this so that we can better identify how to make this accessible for all.
Working alongside four groups of Community Advisors, we developed shopping lists to reflect the lives, needs and preferences of case study families living in two different household types: a single parent with two young children (aged 2 and 5) and a larger family with two adults and three children (aged 7, 10 and 15). These household types were chosen because they are at higher risk of food insecurity in Scotland.
Below are the the summaries of the four case study families, their cooking and eating patterns, and associated meal plans and shopping list.
As part of this project, we have been working with community members across Scotland to better understand what is needed to support everyone to access and enjoy food with pride and pleasure. For detailed findings, please see:
- Healthy aspirations, swaps and add ins – Community Advisors’ reflections on the Eatwell Guide and the changes the case study families would find acceptable and reasonable to make
- Recipes for family meals – detailed list of the meals that Community Advisors thought each case study family would want to include in their week
- Kitchen equipment lists – explanation of the contents of each case study family’s kitchen
- Exploring local availability and price of fruits and vegetables (Scotland) – summary report explaining what volunteers found when looking for the fruits and vegetables included on the Robinson Family’s shopping list in June / July 2022