Use food as a way to build community

Consistently eating alone is another indicator of the isolation many people experience.

What needs to be done:

  • Community gardens, community cafes and other places where people can grow, prepare and share food, can play a big role in building community spirit and bridging social and cultural divides. Sustained investment in the community food and community growing sector is required.
  • Embed food education into the curriculum, including access to hands on growing and cookery sessions
  • Invest in short supply chains so that producers can sell more food locally, retain more value and interact with their customers and communities

Why the contribution is important

The issues:

  • Producing, preparing and consuming food have become very individualised activities in many areas of Scotland.
  • Few of us have any connection to our food; we know very little about how it produced and where it comes from.

Read Nourish Scotland's full response to the Fairer Scotland consultation here: http://www.nourishscotland.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Final.Fairer-Scotland-National-Conversation-Nourish-Scotland-Contribution.pdf

 

by NourishScotland on January 27, 2016 at 10:26AM

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