The Glasgow Food Policy Partnership (GFPP) is a strategic grouping bringing together key public, private and voluntary sector organisations with the objective of achieving a fairer, healthier, more sustainable and resilient food system in Glasgow.
This group currently comprises of representatives from Glasgow City Council, the Glasgow Local Food Network, the Glasgow Centre for Population Health, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Health Scotland, Soil Association Scotland, Nourish Scotland, and the University of Glasgow. These partners have collaborated with a wide range of people, to discuss a vision for “good food” in the city and the actions needed to realise this vision.
We define ‘good food’ as food that is “vital to the quality of people’s lives in Glasgow. As well as being tasty, healthy, accessible and affordable, our food should be good for the planet, good for workers, good for local businesses and good for animal welfare”.
The Glasgow Food Policy Partnership builds upon and brings together a vibrant local food community of organisations, statutory agencies, local businesses and individual residents with a strategic approach to food.
A joint statement on Food Poverty from the leaders of Glasgow City Council and City of Edinburgh Council was released at the end of February, to support a Scotland-wide church led conference ‘Beyond Food Banks’, and was followed by a statement from the Directors of Public Health in Edinburgh and Glasgow which emphasised the health consequences of food poverty.
Further information about the ‘Beyond Food Banks’ event can be found here.
The Only Way is Ethics Festival from the 29th November to the 6th December 2015
'Good Food for All' charter
’Towards a Sustainable Food City – Glasgow’ event report
Glasgow 2014 – Commonwealth Games Food Charter
Webpage summarising an extensive portfolio of research and evaluation of the impacts of healthy school food policy, facilitated by the Glasgow Center for Population Health
Event exploring how the food environment in Glasgow can be improved in collaboration with young people
International cooperation with Gothenburg Sweden – reports of learning exchanges
School meal uptake data for Scottish cities and West of Scotland regions
Short film exploring food and its meaning in people’s lives
Glasgow’s Community Gardens Report: Sustainable Communities of Care
No such thing as a free lunch?
Nordic exposure: a healthy approach to building a community
The rising cost of food: Not just money, but mental health too
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Food Retail Policy
Ethics in Consumption Seminar Series
The Caring City: Sustainable Communities of Care in Glasgow: Blog 7th March 2014, Blog 20th November 2014
Crownpoint Community Gardens in Glasgow
Glasgow City Council
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