Food: A Solution to a Health Crisis

You are warmly invited to an event sponsored by Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP, the Scottish Food Coalition and Obesity Action Scotland.

Taking place in Garden Lobby at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 14th June 2017, our event will start at 6pm.

The keynote address will be given by Mads Frederik Fischer-MØller.

Mads is a Senior Advisor on Food in the Nordic Council of Ministers. His presentation will provide illuminating views on Nordic food culture, nutrition policy and the impact of food programmes and activities in the Nordic countries. 

During the past 10 years the Nordic governments took a new approach that seeks to change the food culture and consumption patterns to solve the problem of poor diet in cooperation with the consumers and food businesses.

Government policies have played a key role in promoting a new and more sustainable Nordic cuisine to international fame.

Through product innovations and public-private partnerships on issues like food waste and nutritional labelling, these new ideas are being incorporated in everyday life in the Nordic countries.

The results are already here:

  1. consumption of whole grain products and traditional vegetables like cabbage and carrots are on the rise
  2. salads are challenging hotdogs as the favourite fast food option
  3. markets for local and organic products are growing 10% annually
  4. on a population level, the Nordic countries have stopped the rise in overweight and obesity. 

This short address will be followed by questions and an informal networking session.
Refreshments will be provided.

This event is free but you must register in advance. If you are able to attend please RSVP to and advise of any dietary or access requirements.

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