Community Food and Health (Scotland) or CFHS aims to ensure that everyone in Scotland has the opportunity, ability and confidence to access a healthy and acceptable diet for themselves, their families and their communities. We do this by supporting work with and within low-income communities that addresses health inequalities and barriers (availability, affordability, skills and culture) to healthy and affordable food.

Through our work we aim to support communities to identify these barriers; develop local responses to addressing the barriers; and highlight where actions at other levels, or in other sectors, are required.

We value the experience, understanding, skills and knowledge within Scotland’s community food initiatives and their unique contribution to developing and delivering policy and practice at all levels.

Latest CFHS updates

Chewing things over .. CFHS annual networking conference 2016

Wednesday 26 October 2016 Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh Food, health and inequality – taking a compassionate and dignified approach.  Come and share your knowledge and experience, hopes and concerns, with volunteers, fieldworkers, planners, policy makers and academics from across Scotland and beyond. We have already engaged a number of stakeholders in the planning of this event, …

Cooking skills blog 13: How can ‘significant others’ help (or hinder) the aims of your cooking skills course?

Our cooking skills study group recently met together and shared ideas about running effective cooking skills courses. One topic they discussed was the role of ‘significant others’ attending courses. That is (for example), family members attending with their child, or support workers attending alongside the person they support. Significant others can help (or hinder) the …

Community retailing research

In December 2015, CFHS commissioned the University of Stirling’s Institute of Retail Studies to carry out a piece of research looking at the future sustainability of community retailers. The research report will be available from our website soon.

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