This report reflects a short programme of work to investigate the impact and influence of community food intiatives in relation to maternal and infant nutrition.
This publication looks at the role that community initiatives can play in building reach into policy and practice around food access.
NHS Health Scotland; sustainability; food as an action focus; inequalities; food poverty
This report represents a small activity of community and voluntary sector activiy that supported maternal and infant nutrition at a particular point in time – spring 2012.
The CFHS annual networking conference took place at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on Wednesday 7 November. On the right track? brought together everyone who has a role or interest in community food and health activity that addresses health inequalities in Scotland. The conference programme featured three separate parts: a discussion kicked off by Dr. Deirdre »
Notes from a round table discussion held on 31 July on ‘constructive food and health policy and practice in the face of austerity’.
Recommendations sought by the Scottish Government from a working group on food access and affordability, supported by CFHS, were sent to Ministers shortly before the recent election campaign. The report produced by the group involved representatives from community and voluntary organisations in Edinburgh, Lanarkshire, Fife and Dumfries and Galloway.
The purpose of this project was to explore how contemporary food cultures influence diet in Scotland and to provide possible pointers to future food and health policy development in Scotland. The report makes a range of recommendations for addressing food culture in future.
Community food initiatives contributing to the Scottish Government Route Map for Preventing Overweight and Obesity in Scotland
Through improved access to healthy food, communities are improving the health of vulnerable individuals and families. This factsheet explores how community food and health activities are contributing towards national priorities around overweight and obesity that are described within the Obesity Route Map for Scotland. Includes information about the Healthy Weight Outcomes Framework.
CFHS commissioned REACH Community Health Project to undertake research into community-based food and health work among black and minority ethnic communities across Scotland. Interviews with 790 organisations have identified a wide range of food-related work taking place within minority ethnic communities and also substantial unmet need.