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

The conversation with the people of Scotland

The conversation with the people of Scotland was an opportunity for Health Scotland to facilitate public engagement opportunities within a community setting. An opportunity for Health Scotland to capture opinion about a community people live, work and volunteer within, and a chance for the organisation to talk about a fairer, healthier Scotland with people in …

Next community cafe learning visit

Booking is now open for places on CFHS’s latest community café learning visit on Friday 18 March. Running from 12 – 2.30 p.m., it includes visit to two cafes: CentrePoint Cafe in Gowkthrapple and NCT Centre in Newmains, both in North Lanarkshire.  Places are available for anyone involved in setting up, running, managing or supporting …

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