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

Cooking Skills Blog 18: Come and hear about our cooking skills work, learn from your colleagues and share your ideas

If you are enjoying our blog discussions and would like to have a go at unpicking some of the finer details of cooking course activities for yourself alongside your colleagues, we have two events coming up that may interest you. Both are free of charge: CFHS learning exchange: community cooking skills courses. Central Edinburgh, 10.30 …

CFHS community cafe networking event 1 September 2016

We had an enjoyable and interesting day at the Pearce Institute in Glasgow. Around 60 delegates attended and enjoyed workshops and networking and various activities throughout the day. Have a look here https:/    

Chewing things over … CFHS annual networking conference 2016

Registration is now open for our annual networking event in Edinburgh on 26 October 2016. The conference programme is now available, together with details of the workshop sessions. Register at

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