Food and drinks – their composition, the way in which we eat them, the way they are processed, the food patterns we consume are important for cancer prevention. The European Code against cancer highlights three main areas:
Have a healthy diet:
- Eat plenty of whole grains, pulses, vegetables and fruits.
- Limit high-calorie foods (foods high in sugar or fat) and avoid sugary drinks.
- Avoid processed meat; limit red meat and foods high in salt
Yes what a long way we Scots are from achieving these food choices or anything like our Scottish dietary goals.
Food concerns aren’t just health they span food security, poverty, equity and climate change to name a few topics and in Scotland we have an opportunity to get our views on the table.
Here Celia Nyssens from Nourish Scotland encourages us to get round the table and get our voices heard.
The SCPN are scheduling ours for next months…. All voices need to be heard
Prof Annie S. Anderson
For 10 weeks, until 15th April, the Scottish Food Coalition is inviting everyone in Scotland with an interest in food to do Kitchen Table Talks and shape the Good Food Nation agenda.
The Scottish Government will consult on a Good Food Nation Bill in 2018. This Bill is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to address some of the big challenges we are facing. From food insecurity, to diet-related diseases, to agricultural pollution, climate change, and biodiversity decline; our food system is not working for most people, or for our planet. Continue reading “Shape the future of food in Scotland”