Food poverty and access

Time to Digest

Despite the Arctic conditions and transport systems in chaos, practitioners, policy makers and researchers from across Scotland and beyond met in Glasgow for this latest get together looking at measurement of food poverty and how this understanding can be best applied within policy and practice. Organised by NHS Health Scotland jointly with A Menu for …

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Cooking skills blog 33: Working with vulnerable groups: Supporting people affected by food insecurity: ideas from practitioners

Last year, Katy Gordon, a PhD student took part in an internship within CFHS. Katy ran an online survey and interviewed practitioners to find out how they supported people experiencing food insecurity on their cooking skills courses. Her full report ‘Just getting on with it’ is now available.  Meanwhile here are few examples of activities they …

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Cooking skills blog 28: How do cooking course practitioners support people experiencing food insecurity?

Katy Gordon, a PhD student took part in an internship within the CFHS programme late last year. She focused on a project on food insecurity and cooking courses and carried out an online survey and interviewed practitioners from six organisations. Here are the main findings from a report (which will be available in May). Six …

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Household food insecurity

In December 2016, at Serenity Café in Edinburgh, a workshop was held sharing learning about, and reflecting on, work that is currently taking place in Scotland and in the rest of the UK on the issue of household food insecurity measurement. The day was supported by NHS Health Scotland, the Rural and Environment Science and …

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Community cooking groups: supporting people who are struggling to have enough food to get them/their families through the week

Do you run or manage cooking courses within low income communities in Scotland?  Do you sometimes find participants are struggling to have enough food to get them through the week?  Do have 15 minutes to complete an online survey? Community Food and Health (Scotland) are undertaking a project exploring the methods which cooking course trainers …

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Community-led research into food security and insecurity

Research reports from our three community partners – Central and West Integration Network, Linwood Community Development Trust, and Borders Healthy Living Network are now available. Borders Healthy Living Network has also produced a video, which can be found below. The research aimed to explore aspirations of food security and experience of food insecurity from people …

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Dignity

Following the launch of the Fair Food Fund on Monday, today saw the publishing of Dignity: Ending Hunger Together in Scotland, the report of the Independent Working Group on Food Poverty.  “These recommendations are founded on the principles of dignity and inclusion. People with lived experience of food poverty must be at the heart of …

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Emergency food aid: understand and act

Organisations across Scotland providing advice and support to people who may use emergency food aid, community food and health projects and statutory bodies with an interest in the issue are being asked to complete a survey being undertaken by the Poverty Alliance, on behalf of partners, all of whom are interested in better understanding the …

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Food poverty: Measuring, monitoring and making a difference

Following our recent seminar, “Food poverty: Measuring, monitoring and making a difference”, organised jointly with the Rowett Institute, the key speaker Prof Valerie Tarasuk, from the University of Toronto, has kindly given permission to make her fascinating presentation available for download.

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NHS Health Scotland’s organisational statement on food poverty

NHS Health Scotland has today published its organisational position statement on food poverty. The purpose of the paper is to outline NHS Health Scotland’s position on food poverty in Scotland. It is informed by our work at Community Food and Health (Scotland), to ensure that everyone in Scotland has the opportunity, ability and confidence to …

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