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

CFHS community cafe national learning exchange and networking event

Wednesday 2 May, Pearce Institute, Glasgow – 10:45 am – 3:00 pm Our latest free event will combine an opportunity to hear more about the work a group of seven community cafés have been doing on self-evaluation, think about how this could help in your own work, and to talk about issues, topics or questions …

Community Food Social Enterprise Network and community retailers ‘sharing good practice’ sessions

Around 40 community food initiatives took part in an event on 7 March, run jointly by CFHS and Senscot. A community food social enterprise network session was held in the morning, and a community retailers ‘sharing good practice’ session in the afternoon. The morning session looked at issues that community food social enterprises (or aspiring …

Time to Digest

Despite the Arctic conditions and transport systems in chaos, practitioners, policy makers and researchers from across Scotland and beyond met in Glasgow for this latest get together looking at measurement of food poverty and how this understanding can be best applied within policy and practice. Organised by NHS Health Scotland jointly with A Menu for …

Capacity building fund 2016/17 – feedback from funding recipients

About the Capacity Building Fund Community Food and Health (Scotland) launched the Capacity Building Fund in 2015. The purpose of the Fund was to provide small amounts of funding (up to £500) for learning or training opportunities for staff, volunteers or management committee/board member involved in groups running community food and health activities.  The aim of …

‘Take Five’ national community cafe networking event, 28 September 2017

‘Take Five’ was the fifth national community café networking event run by/with Community Food and Health (Scotland). Around 30 people took part. Our event was held in City of Edinburgh Methodist Church (which runs the Well Café, a community café), and included workshops, activities and lots of time for networking. We began with a short ‘laughter …

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