In this fortnight’s blog, I’ll look at two presentations from the COOK and Health Scientific Symposium held at the Basque Culinary Center in San Sebastian that my colleague Jacqui attended last November. Both suggested that involving children in hands-on cooking programmes can have a positive impact on their diet (at least in the short-term) and …
Families with children
Last November, my CFHS colleague, Jacqui McDowell, attended the COOK and Health Scientific Symposium held at the Basque Culinary Center in San Sebastian. This shared up-to-date academic knowledge on the relationships between cooking, eating behaviours and health. In this fortnight’s blog, I’ll highlight one piece of the research presented which focused on involving children and …
The contribution of community-based food and health activities to Improving Maternal and Infant Nutrition
CFHS’s new publication summarises the early years activities of 18 groups and agencies it funded in 2013 through the CFHS development fund. Improving Maternal and Infant Nutrition: A Framework for Action [PDF, 175kb]
Our event, Maternal and infant nutrition framework: supporting a Healthy Start, took place in May 2014. The day included learning from previous and ongoing work around Healthy Start programmes in the Forth Valley area that were supported by CFHS. CFHS was keen to facilitate follow-up learning exchange visits as part of this work. The purpose …
This report provides an overview of an event called ‘Maternal and infant nutrition framework: supporting a Healthy Start’. This event took place in May 2014 and included learning from previous and ongoing work around Healthy Start programmes in the Forth Valley area that were supported by Community Food and Health (Scotland).
Development funding for work on maternal and infant nutrition across minority ethnic communities in Scotland
CFHS has a small amount of development funding available to support the development of good practice examples of work on maternal and infant nutrition across minority ethnic communities in Scotland. If you are already working on maternal and infant nutrition with minority ethnic communities and are looking to further develop your work, or want to …
This report reflects a short programme of work to investigate the impact and influence of community food intiatives in relation to maternal and infant nutrition.
This short report provides a summary of research commissioned by CFHS that studied the impact of cooking skills on families.
Mapping of the Community and Voluntary Sector Contributions to Improving Maternal and Infant Nutrition in Scotland
This report sets out the findings from mapping the contributions of the community and voluntary sector to improving maternal and infant nutrition in Scotland. The study was commissioned by CFHS.
The impact of community cookery skills activities on families – a comparison between three different approaches
In October 2012 Consilium Research and Consultancy Limited was commissioned by CFHS to explore the impact of different approaches to delivering community cookery skills activities on families. The research aims to identify and analyse the sustainable outcomes for families engaging in three approaches to delivering cooking courses.