Welfare Foods - a consultation on meeting the needs of children and families in Scotland

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Closes 28 Jun 2018

Questions

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1. How can we increase the uptake and awareness of the Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods?

2. What can we do to make the smartcard system as easy to use as possible?

3. How do we gather feedback to make improvements as the system evolves?

4. How can we work creatively with retailers and others to make it easier for families to use Best Start Foods to improve their diet and nutrition?

5. What could an innovative programme that will support families to establish healthy eating patterns look like?

6. What evidence could we gather about the impact?

7. Should the provision of children’s vitamins be linked to eligibility for the new Best Start Foods (i.e. up to age of three)?

8. What do you think about the proposal to offer milk as part of the free meal offer for all children in early learning and childcare funded provision by 2020?

9. What are your views on the proposal to include an offer of a healthy snack to complement the free milk and meal offer for all children in early learning and childcare funded provision by 2020?

10. We are interested in your views on how we can best support childcare providers to provide milk to children outwith funded early learning and childcare entitlement. How could this work in practice without creating a costly administrative system?

11. What are your views on the proposal to include an offer of a healthy snack for children outwith funded early learning and childcare entitlement?