Exploring food and families in East Lothian

CFHS and Edinburgh Napier University are collaborating with two community groups in East Lothian to explore family food practices for families with young children. This research will take place over the next few months and will involve speaking with parents to find out more about the role food plays in their family and what influences this. As part of this work we will be exploring how parents understand and talk about food and its relationship with health, in particular for younger children. We will also be exploring what influences this, such as the wider family, the current recession and other barriers that families might be experiencing. The findings from this work will be shared between the groups to help them learn about the work they do around food and health. We will also share the findings more widely later in the year.

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