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Region to get its own food plan

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By Fiona Reid
Region to get its own food plan

A REGIONAL food plan is being drawn up for Dumfries and Galloway.

And it’s going to have healthy food for all at the heart of it.

The Good Food Nation Act places duties on public authorities to produce plans of their policies in relation to food and set out what they will do to make those plans real.

The Scottish Government wants the plans created and adopted by 2025 and say they should deliver outcomes which support the nation’s social and economic wellbeing, the environment, people’s health and physical and mental wellbeing, economic development, animal welfare, education and child poverty.

Councillors this week discussed progress made so far locally and agreed that a regional food plan is included as a strategic outcome for 2023/2024.

Councillor Carruthers said: “Food and drink is Dumfries and Galloway’s largest, fastest growing and most valuable economic sector and we are a region of high quality primary production and of food manufacturing and expertise.

“Good quality, healthy food should be an everyday reality for everyone. If that food is locally sourced, then that is better for all.”


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