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Glasgow City Food Plan Now Launched

Published: | Health Improvement

Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is delighted to be a key partner in the newly launched Glasgow City Food Plan (GCFP). The 10-year plan is collaborative, holistic and establishes meaningful work to make the food system in Glasgow more sustainable, equitable and healthy.

At the launch event on 15 June, over 300 delegates tuned in online to hear about the details of the plan, its relevance and connections to other work in Glasgow. Delegates also saw some snapshots of actions already being implemented.

Fiona Moss, Head of Health Improvement and Equalities, Glasgow City HSCP spoke at the launch. She said: “We join some other European Cities in developing and now launching a Food Plan for Glasgow City. Working with many organisations and residents the plan sets our journey to create a local food system that is fair, resilient, environmentally sustainable and enables everyone in Glasgow to eat healthy food. Healthy food that is affordable, culturally appropriate and accessible irrespective of where you live, your income or personal circumstances. The response to the plan has been inspiring and we are committed to its delivery, for the well-being of us all.”

Over the last two years, the Food Plan Team has worked together with over 80 stakeholders to develop actions that went out to a public consultation from October to December 2020. Responses and feedback from individuals and organisations have been used to inform the final plan.

 Actions within the plan are presented under six interrelated themes: Food Poverty – Fair Food for All; Community Food; Food Procurement and Catering; Food Economy; Food and the Environment and Children and Young People.

Siobhan Boyle, Health Improvement Lead, Glasgow City HSCP, said: “This exciting 10-year plan provides us with a holistic framework to achieve a food system in Glasgow that we can all be proud of. We look forward to working in partnership with organisations and local people to implement, grow and develop the plan over the coming years.”  

The Glasgow City Food Plan has been developed by a team comprising of Glasgow Food Policy Partnership, Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow City HSCP, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Glasgow Community Food Network.

Watch a recording of the event 

Watch a short animation about the plan 

Download the Glasgow City Food Plan (PDF) 

Visit the Glasgow Food Policy Partnership website 

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