About Us

In the run up to our 5th birthday we’re delighted to launch this short film about our work. The film was shot by Glasgow-based film-maker Fraser Denholm.

Please share the film widely – you can embed it in your blog, tweet it to your friends, stick it on Facebook. We shot it in January so there’s not very much about our growing projects – but we hope you enjoy it.

Thanks to everyone who helped in the making including Bellfield Organics, Justin Kenrick, Joanna Blythman, Phil Hanlon, Liz Murray, Kenny Anderson and many more.

The Fife Diet is a consumer network of people passionate about local food. We hold regular public meetings and invite anyone committed to our ideals to take part and become a member. To join just click on the Members Box on the top right of the homepage.

If you want to help host a Fife Diet event or lunch please get in touch.  You don’t need any money or skills, just a hall or other venue and a potential audience.

Networks

We are a voluntary association with a volunteer management committee and a small team of part-time, paid staff. We are funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund and we have also received funding from Celebrating Fife, the Co-op Community Fund and Awards for All.

sccanWe are part of  a number of groups and networks of people operating in similar areas around campaigning, research and community responses to the climate crisis. These include Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN) and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland.

We are also part of Nourish – Scotland’s Sustainable Food Network and Holyrood 350 peo­ple from across Scot­land who are actively work­ing to reduce their com­mu­ni­ties car­bon foot­print.

logoAt a UK level we are also members of The Local Action on Food project –  a UK  network made up of food growers, community food projects, food co-ops, restaurants, campaigners and passionate individuals that have come together to create a more local and resilient sustainable food system.  The project is part of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.

Background and History

Between October 2007 and October 2008 the Fife Diet asked people to sign-up to eating food from the region of Fife, for a year, monitor their progress and share their experience. The project has developed from a voluntary network into a funded body and in its development has changed from a small amount of people dedicated to eating ‘from Fife’ for a year, to a much larger network of people trying to re-localise more generally and to explore what sustainable food might be.

Awards

In 2012 Fife Diet was awarded Best Green Campaign at the Scottish Green Awards.

Observer Food Monthly We were delighted to be awarded the Ethical Contribution of the Year 2009 by Observer Food Monthly. Other top prizes going to Sam and Sam Clark at Moro, Riverford Field Kitchen for Best Ethical Restaurant and Angela Morris at Woolcool amongst others.

The Not Stupid Awards 2009, awarded by a combination of the World Development Movement , Friends Of the Earth Scotland on the launch of The Age of Stupid at the Edinburgh Filmhouse.

Scottish Sustainable Development Forum Green List Awards in conjunction with the Scotsman newspaper.

Go here to read about the others in the Top 50.

What Others Have Said…

“The beauty of the initiative is it taps into the growing awareness of consumers in the provenance of what they buy – they want to know where their food comes from and supports local business at the same time.”
Roseanna Cunningham, Environment Minister

“They developed a simple concept and it started a revolution.”
Jenny Haworth, The Scotsman

“An inspiring sign of the coming movement for real change and resilient communities.”
Satish Kumar

“I’m a fan of the sheer daring, the wonderful experimentation of it.”
Professor Tim Lang

“Inspiring”
Sir Crispin Tickell

“We see here the harbingers of much more changes in the future.”
Hardin Tibbs