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Families with children

In food bank Britain, how can Scotland best run holiday clubs?

“…. And it was the first time he’d ever seen the sea…” This is what I remember from the University’s evaluation of holiday clubs I once ran. I’ve long forgotten the academic’s impressive statistics – her pages of scientific proof of the equitable benefits of those holiday clubs – it is just this anecdote that …

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Why becoming a Good Food Nation will be good for our health

Lesley McCranor, Executive Manager at Healthy Valleys, talks about the Scotttish Government’s Good Food Nation consultation … In 2017, 65% of adults aged 16 and over were overweight, including 29% who were obese. (NHS Health Scotland Nov 2018). Therefore, it may not be surprising to learn that Scotland has the fifth highest prevalence of obesity …

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Cooking skills blog 3: research on involving children in cooking

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 …

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Cooking skills blog 2: research on involving children and their parents in cooking

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 …

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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]

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Maternal and infant nutrition

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 …

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Maternal and infant nutrition framework: supporting a Healthy Start

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).

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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 …

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Building blocks and baby steps

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.

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The impact of cooking courses on families

This short report provides a summary of research commissioned by CFHS that studied the impact of cooking skills on families.

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