Following on from discussion at the meetings in 2011, CFHS funded learning opportunities for staff and volunteers involved in community food work with minority ethnic communities in Scotland.
In autumn 2011, CFHS funded two Elementary Food and Health courses. One course was provided by Edinburgh Community Food and ran at Norton Park Conference Centre in Edinburgh in November. The other, provided by Anne and Kim from our team, ran in Glasgow in December. Sixteen participants successfully completed the course and will receive certificates from REHIS.
In February 2012, 12 free places were provided on the RSPH Certificate in Nutrition and Health course. Eleven participants passed the course and one has still to sit the exam.
Further learning opportunities for organisations working on maternal and infant nutrition will be available. Watch out for details.