We are delighted to say that CFHS are now part of the Diet, Physical Activity and Healthy Weight team at Public Health Scotland (PHS).
Sitting within the Place and Wellbeing Directorate at PHS, the team work strategically across the areas of diet, physical activity and healthy weight which, collectively, contribute to Public Health Priority 6 – ‘A Scotland where we eat well, have a healthy weight and are physically active’.
Too many people in Scotland face serious risks to health associated with poor diet, physical inactivity and unhealthy weight and those living in our most deprived communities are disproportionally impacted. The Diet, Physical Activity and Healthy Weight team provide national leadership and work closely with a range of partners across the public and third sectors to inform and influence policy and practice to help address these challenges.
This includes work to improve food environments and access to healthier food; ensure the provision of high quality and accessible support services for those who need them; and support local areas to take a systems approach to diet, healthy weight and physical activity.
We look forward to updating you with more information on the work of the team over the coming months.