Influencing change

We work to ensure we share Food Train’s members' voices and stories with decision-makers at all levels of government. We want to ensure older people’s voices are at the heart of decision-making in Scotland.

About policy at Food Train

We collect this information in a range of ways. From the innovative work of our Eat Well Age Well Project to our annual members survey to regular informal conversations with our members. We use this to work towards understanding what important changes are needed to ensure everyone can eat well, age well and live well. 

Food Train has four Calls to Action, that have been developed with a range of stakeholders. We believe if implemented would make a positive difference to older people’s lives. 

We share this information in a range of ways, this includes, working with Scottish Government Ministers and Members of the Scottish Parliament, hosting events with professionals and working collaboratively with academics at universities across Scotland.

One of the areas we have successfully influenced change is the commitment by Scottish Government to introducing food policy in Scotland. We worked with many organisations to campaign and subsequently strengthen the Good Food Nation (Scotland) Act. Food Train will now continue to play a central role in ensuring this is implemented in communities across the country and that everyone can eat well and age well.