Young people’s experiences of accessing food, and recommendations for improvements within Scotland’s food system.
The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) is the democratically elected voice of Scotland’s young people. They work to make sure young people’s views are listened to by decision makers.
One of SYP’s 2021-23 campaign priorities is to ensure young people in Scotland can access their right to food. Every person has the right to have food that is accessible, readily available, and adequately meets their dietary needs.
As part of SYP’s campaign on the Right to Food, the 2021-23 membership carried out research to find out about young people’s experience in accessing food, and to gather their opinions on different solutions to problems within Scotland’s food system.
This report outlines the findings from our research, and makes five recommendations for changes to improve young people’s access to food in Scotland.