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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.

CFHS updates

CFHS May e-bulletin

Our May e-bulletin features a blog post from the Rowett institute – discussing how community food  organisations managed to support families during the lockdowns. Also covered are how community food organisations are supporting Ukrainians arriving into Scotland, reports and plans covering Good Food Nation, obesity and food insecurity, as well as events, funding and consultations. …

Guest blog: Impact of the Covid-19 lockdowns in service providers’ perspectives of the food insecurity of families with school-age children in Scotland

David Watts and John McKenzie from the Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen discuss findings from their research during the Covid pandemic: In 2021, with Scottish Government funding, we interviewed staff and volunteers working to provide emergency food supplies to families with school-age children during the Covid-19 lockdowns. We had two aims. First, to understand how …

CFHS April e-bulletin

Our latest e-bulletin tells you about our plans ahead as well as all the latest webinars, reports, funding and recordings. You can access the April e-bulletin here. 

March e-bulletin

Our March e-bulletin includes information about linking your work to local policy as well as the latest events, training, consultations and reports.   You can read our March e-bulletin here

CFHS February e-bulletin

Our February e-bulletin reports on responses to the Ending the Need for Food Banks consultation as well as letting you know about the latest reports and events. You can view the e-bulletin here. 

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