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

Perth and Kinross Healthy Communities Collaborative new case study

A case study about the work of Perth and Kinross Healthy Communities Collaborative has been added to the case studies section of our website. The Collaborative works with older people in Birnam and Dunkeld. It takes an asset-based approach to its work, which focuses on healthy diets and eating well.

Community café event – Edinburgh

CFHS has a community café event planned for Thursday 11 June 2015 in Edinburgh. Anyone managing, working in, or supporting a community café is welcome to apply for a place. To book a place, or for more information, contact Anne.

CFHS Conference report

Community Food and Health (Scotland) hosted a national networking conference in October 2014. The aim of the conference was to provide a valuable day for those involved in tackling health inequalities through community food activity. The conference report can be accessed here.

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