Food Insecurity

Food insecurity is 'the inability to acquire or consume an adequate quality or sufficient quantity of food in socially acceptable ways, or the uncertainty that one will be able to do so'.

In 2016, the Scottish Government published Dignity: Ending Hunger Together in Scotland - The Report of the Independent Working Group on Food Poverty.

The report is structured by five overarching aims:

  • We have to treat people in food insecurity with dignity as the core principle which runs through all potential solutions.
  • We have to understand the scale of the problem in order that we can address it more effectively. 
  • We have to focus on how we prevent food insecurity and hunger from occurring in the first place.
  • We have to respond more effectively when people do fall into food insecurity and hunger.
  • We have to invest in creating more sustainable, longer-term and more life-enriching solutions to food insecurity.

Additional Resources

  • Resource
    Wednesday, 2 June 2010

    SIMD Analysis: Future Projections

    An analysis of the reasons behind the recent decline of deprivation in Glasgow, with tend projections towards 2015.
  • Resource
    Sunday, 1 November 2009

    Miniature Glasgow - Video

    An extension of the GCPH's work profiling Glasgow's health, produced in collaboration with the International Future Forum.
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