REHIS Elementary Food and Health course promotion in South Ayrshire

South Ayrshire Council has received £10,000 from the Food Standards Agency to deliver the REHIS Elementary Food and Health Course to specific target groups of people in the community. The project aims to deliver 11 courses training up to 154 people who engage directly with the specific target groups of people in the community. The aim being that those trained will use the acquired knowledge of food and health to help improve/influence the diet and knowledge of food and health of their clients. Targeted groups include:

  • vulnerable groups including people with learning difficulties
  • disadvantaged groups such as homeless people
  • pregnant women
  • babies and early years
  • youths not in education, employment or training
  • older people and
  • ethnic groups.

The course aims to give an appreciation and understanding of food and nutrition and the effects on health.

Places are still available on the following dates:

  • 25th February (Girvan) – 3 places left
  • 10th March (Girvan) – 2 places left
  • 18th March (Ayr) – 5 places left
  • 26th March (Ayr) – 2 places left

Please note that places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Individuals living outwith South Ayrshire will be considered.

For further information, please contact Gerry Fallon, South Ayrshire Council, Environmental Health Burns House, Burns Statue Square, Ayr, tel: 01292 616661 email: gerry.fallon@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

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