Edinburgh Food for Life Partnership

Changing food culture across the capital

NHS Lothian, The City of Edinburgh Council and The University of Edinburgh have joined forces in an innovative partnership project that aims to transform food culture in Scotland's capital.

What does the project involve?

The 3 year project will:

  • tackle current barriers to providing seasonal, fresh, local and organic food
  • achieve a silver (minimum) Food for Life Catering Mark for catering services in selected key sites and encourage the uptake of the Catering Mark in institutions across the city, enabling them to make the necessary steps towards healthy, local and sustainable food provision
  • support children and young people, patients, students and staff to engage in the benefits of healthy and sustainable food
  • evaluate the impact of the project

Where will the project take place?

The project will take place at the following selected sites:

  • Buckstone Primary School
  • Currie High School
  • St John's Hospital, Livingston
  • University of Edinburgh, John McIntyre Conference Centre at Pollock Halls of Residence for Resident dining and all other public caterered outlets across the University
  • Clovenstone Care Home

The project is part of Soil Association Scotland's Food for Life programme and The City of Edinburgh Council's Sustainable Edinburgh 2020 initiative.

Find out more

For further information about the Edinburgh Food for Life project, please contact Joe Hind, Food for Life Scotland Supply Chain Manager at jhind@soilassociation.org or on 07917 671 738.