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Food Matters

Debating a Scottish Children's Food Policy for the 21st Century

When was the last time you were hungry?  Not a quick 10-minutes-before-lunch craving, but achingly hungry – the kind of hunger that can’t be met.

The relationship between food, nutrition and children's health is one of Scotland's most critical, and complex issues.

There are over 220,000 children living in relative poverty in Scotland. That’s more than eight in a classroom of 30 who could be coming into school having had no breakfast and leaving with no guarantee of an evening meal.

Significant progress is needed to reduce this, and to tackle other food-related issues such as unhealthy diets, childhood obesity and the impact which this all has on children's learning, development and attainment.

This cross-sector conference will bring together professionals from across the public and private sectors, including schools, health and business. It offers a unique opportunity for you to advise the Scottish Food Commission and the Scottish Government on whether Scotland needs a Children's Food Policy, and if so, how this could achieve the ambitious changes which we believe are required.

Who should attend

Regardless of your job title, this conference is for you if you share our passion in improving the health and wellbeing of Scotland's children, and you would like to make a real contribution to shaping the future of a potential Children's Food Policy.