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.

Family profiles

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.

Other findings

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: