Food for Life . Transforming food culture in Scotland. Angela Mitchell SSN Quarterly, December 2012. Agenda. Food for Life Scotland - overview Innovation – Edinburgh & Copenhagen Ken Campbell, North Ayrshire Council Q&A. Soil Association. Founded in 1946
Transforming food culture in Scotland
SSN Quarterly, December 2012
Highland Council – Bronze aiming for Silver, 9000 primary meals/day
5% of school meals in Scotland are currently certified
Stirling Council –
Bronze aiming for Silver, 2000 primary meals/day
East Ayrshire Council – Gold, 5000 primary meals/day
20% increase year on year in certified meals eaten
Curriculum for Excellence
Be a Pioneer!
Consumer Insights and Food Trends – people want better quality fresh food!
Strong marketing tool
“There’s a real business benefit – both in terms of driving up standards of the food being served and supporting local producers. But we’re also raising awareness of what we eat and how it is produced. The food we consume and produce helps to define our nation, impacting on our health and our environment.
“So I would urge everyone involved in sourcing food for our public sector to look carefully at Scotland’s fantastic larder and the incredible variety on offer. With a wealth of fine produce on our doorstep, nobody should have to settle for second best.”
Richard Lochead, November 2012
Name: Angela Mitchell
Job title: Food for Life Scotland Manager