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video credit: Rory MacLean

Full of Beans is a collaborative campaign between Glasgow Food Policy Partnership and Glasgow Community Food Network's Food and Climate Action project with the aim of getting people in Glasgow eating more beans.

This city-wide campaign aims to promote greater consumption of beans and pulses as part of a healthy, planet-friendly diet in Glasgow. It will do so by: 

  1. sharing information on the environmental and health benefits of growing and eating beans; 
  2. creating Glasgow-specific information on how to grow and cook beans;  
  3. encouraging caterers to include more bean-based dishes on their menus;  
  4. creating opportunities for different sectors and the general public to participate. 

If that sounds good, you can find lots more about beans and how to get involved below.

Why the focus on beans? 

Beans provide a plethora of both health and environmental benefits and are a cost-effective ingredient in filling and delicious meals.  

  • are fibre-rich, keeping you fuller for longer, as well as helping keep your gut and heart healthy 
  • are a good source of plant based protein, and can be used as an alternative to animal products or to bulk up meat-based dishes 
  • have an ability to fix nitrogen, which enriches the soil and can help other plants flourish around beans. 
  • don’t require a lot of water to grow and sequester carbon in the soil, making them a low-carbon food choice. 


Our February 2023 Networking Event focused on the Full of Beans Campaign. Watch the video by Rory MacLean.

On the 30th January, we launched Full of Beans with a webinar. Find out more about the event, including useful links and resources on our blog.

If you weren't able to make it along, you can find the presentations below:

  1. Kristin Gutekunst
  2. Lisa Didier
  3. Glasgow’s Full of Beans campaign


For all toolkits, including bean-growing and communications kits, head over to GFPP's website.