Nutrition remit

Food Standards Scotland has a leadership role in diet and nutrition, focussing on:

a. Creating an authoritative primary source of evidence-based diet and nutrition advice for Ministers, delivery partners and consumers about diets conducive to good health to support the Scottish Dietary Goals;

b. Providing a strategic co-ordination of diet and nutrition research and surveillance, through partnership working, to help ensure the effective use and application of resources. To advise on, publicise and develop policy in respect of the Scottish diet;

c. Providing the guidance and expertise necessary to ensure coherent and aligned delivery of dietary health improvement;

d. Advising Ministers, making recommendations, where appropriate, on actions that improve dietary health.

You can read the full statement of our diet & nutrition remit.