Nutrition in context – eating for health in a homelessness context

Would you like to know more about providing more adapted, varied and nutritious meals for the homeless people who access your services? Would you like to be able to provide basic nutritional advice to your clients? Are you keen to find out more about the links between food and well-being for your work with vulnerable people?

We are currently promoting a series of REHIS (Royal Environmental Health Institute for Scotland) Elementary Food and Health Courses

What is the course about?

The course covers all aspects of food and its benefits for health: an introduction to the function of food for health; an overview of the needs of people experiencing homelessness e.g. how life circumstances can influence food choice; the relationship between food and feelings etc.

Who is it for?

Anyone working with homeless people who is interested in learning more about the health benefits of food for their clients.

How does it work?

The course involves six hours of training delivered by a qualified REHIS trainer and participants receive a recognised certificate at the end of it. The course is free for all participants.

What next?

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us for details on how to apply.

We are also promoting the REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene course. This well-established course is an introduction to the basic requirements of hygienic practice when working with food. Originally targeted at food workers in the industry, this popular course is fast becoming viewed as essential to those using food in a voluntary capacity.

If you provide meals to the people who access your homelessness services, if you run cookery classes with your clients or any other food-related activity, and would like to learn more about maintaining high standards of hygiene and gain a recognised certificate, then this course is for you.

What is it about?

The course covers topics such as how to avoid food poisoning, food safety legislation, personal hygiene, cleaning practices etc.

Who is it for?

Anyone working with food in a homelessness context.

How does it work?

The course involves six hours of training delivered by a qualified REHIS trainer and participants receive a recognised certificate at the end of it. The course is free for all participants.

What next?

If you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch for details on how to apply.

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