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CFHS blog – online cooking skills courses: tips and ideas from REHIS

Since March last year, The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) has allowed REHIS course presenters to deliver the REHIS Elementary Cooking Skills course virtually, using platforms such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom. Adapting training to a virtual platform is not without its challenges, so REHIS recently developed some additional guidance for its course …

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Online training from Edinburgh Community Food

Edinburgh Community Food (ECF) is running a free online training course throughout August and September. The REHIS accredited ‘Eating well for older people’ course is suitable for older people and for those working with them. Find out more on the ECF website.  

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CFHS blog – How can you support people with learning disabilities to eat better?

Finding good resources suitable to help people with learning disabilities to eat well can be a real challenge. The healthy eating, healthy living training pack is a unique tried-and-tested resource that provides thorough information on how to promote healthy eating messages in an interactive, simple and fun way for people with a range of learning …

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Cooking skills blog 31: Cooking course resources: updates from REHIS

Yesterday I attended the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) seminar for practitioners who run the REHIS accredited Elementary Cooking skills course and other REHIS food and health courses. REHIS, Obesity Action Scotland, Food Standards Scotland and I, provided updates on resources and information around food and health and/ or training. Updates included: Planned …

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CFHS Capacity building fund (up to £500) open

The aim of this fund is to support groups and agencies running food and health activities to build the knowledge, skills and expertise they need to help deliver these better. Groups can apply for funding for training or learning opportunities for staff, volunteers, or management committee or board members. There is no closing date for …

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Cooking skills blog 9. The new eatwell guide, the REHIS accredited cooking skills course and ‘training for trainers’

Last week I attended the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) event for those that teach the accredited Elementary Cooking skills course and other REHIS food and health courses. For those that are not aware of the REHIS Elementary Cooking skills course – it is short (six-hours minimum); it is suitable for people with …

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CFHS capacity building fund – deadline extended

The deadline for applying to our Capacity Building Fund has been extended to Monday 15 February. Groups running community food and health activities can apply for up to £500 to run or take part in learning or training to bring new skills or expertise into their organisation and help strengthen it. For more details, please …

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Capacity building fund

Our capacity building fund for 2015 is aimed at groups and organisations running food and health activities in low-income areas that want to develop and strengthen their organisation. Groups can apply for up to £500. The type of activity we will consider funding includes making sure that staff and volunteers working in communities understand current …

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Getting the messages too

Since 2007, CFHS has supported 51 community food practitioners to obtain a RSPH Diploma in Nutrition, Certificate in Nutrition or Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Healthier Food and Special Diets This publication reports on a survey carried out in 2014 to identify if and how this investment has benefited the community food practitioners, the organisations they work for and …

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Learning and development programme 2013: feedback from participants

This CFHS fact sheet examines the feedback from the evaluations of participants on the 2013/2014 learning and development programme.

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