High praise for Fife Diet’s food manifesto

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THE Fife Diet network got an extended mention in the Scottish Parliament recently, as local MSP Claire Baker hosted a members’ debate on its new food manifesto.

The manifesto makes up part of the Fife Diet’s contribution to the Government’s food and drink policy framework.

That framework is being put in place to look at ways to promote the use of fresh seasonal produce with an emphasis on environmental sustainability and nutritional standards, something the Fife Diet is passionate about.

Ms Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, said the diet must be congratulated for its work and was backed by North East Fife MSP, Roderick Campbell, who also attended the debate – presided over by another local MSP, Tricia Marwick.

Points raised in the manifesto include the Soup Test – where every child will leave school knowing how to make a pot of soup – a plastic bag tax and farm apprenticeships, among other points.