Public Health Minister, Maureen Watt, was in Edinburgh today to launch the Eat Better Feel Better campaign at Pilton Community Health Project – the first community health project in Scotland – which supports local people to eat more healthily through cooking skills, budgeting and meal planning.
Eat Better Feel Better will be working alongside supermarkets and the convenience sector, as well as stakeholders and community groups from across Scotland’s food and health industry, to provide ongoing support for families. From practical cooking classes at community groups to special offers on healthy ingredients in-store, the campaign will aim to provide advice and practical help in places and at times which suit them.
A new website, www.eatbetterfeelbetter.co.uk will provide recipes, tips from parents and healthier offers available from Scotland’s food retailers. The site will also host a series of cook-along videos to provide practical, easy to follow guides to cooking healthier family favourites. A key strand of the campaign will be directing families across Scotland towards local events and support in their community, such as that provided by Pilton Community Health Project.
The full press release is available on the Scottish Government website.