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Food poverty and access

Affording to Eat Well in Scotland – event

Nourish Scotland and Poverty Truth Community are running an online event: Affording to eat well in Scotland.  Thursday 10 March 2022, 11:00 – 13:00 The right to food is about more than meeting our daily nutritional requirements. What does it cost to keep us healthy and well? You can find out more, and sign up …

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Ending the Need for Food Banks consultation

Public Health Scotland has responded to this recent consultation, which closed on 25 January 2022. You can read the response at the link below. PHS Response – Ending the need for food banks 20.02.22

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Map of UK local food insecurity of adults January 2021

A collaboration between researchers at the University of Sheffield and the Food Foundation has produced a map showing local authority levels of adult food insecurity across the UK in January 2021. You can find the map and more information about the research methodology and measurements used in this blog by researcher Dr Megan Blake. …

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Guest blog: Katy Gordon discusses the different approaches that two local areas in Scotland took to tackle food access and food insecurity last summer.

In March 2020, like many people, we, as researchers with an interest in food insecurity in the UK, were hugely concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the national lockdown on households’ access to food. It was clear from the outset of the pandemic that need for support with food access was rising …

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What’s in a name? – Redistributing surplus food via Food hubs, food banks, social supermarkets, larders, community fridges and pantries….. Does the label matter?

In this blog post, our colleague Jacqui McDowell gives her views about the variety of community food provision models using surplus food: Surplus food, emergency food aid and the pandemic  Putting to one side any debate and discussion on surplus food (such as definitions or sustainability), redirecting surplus food to emergency food aid has been …

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Tackling Food Insecurity and Poverty – a human rights approach

The Scottish Government has published a position statement in response to a joint letter to the UK from the UN Special Rapporteurs responsible for food and poverty. The statement outlines Scotland’s human rights approach to the challenges of food insecurity and poverty and outlines actions the Scottish Government has taken in response to the Covid-19 …

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Food Security for All – Community-Led Research

CWIN in partnership with NHS Health Scotland and Community Food and Health (Scotland) took part in community-led research into food security. They explored participants’perceptions of food security (eating well) and how to address food insecurity.

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Community Led – Good Food Research

This report describes an NHS-funded/CFHS-supported, community-led research project that explores the relevance of the issue of ‘food security’ to a range of adults, with different life experiences and current life circumstances who live in the area.

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A snapshot of Covid-19, food insecurity and community food initiatives: What happened and what can we learn?

About the snapshot In March 2020, the community and voluntary, private and public sectors responded to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lock-down. Community food initiatives either closed because of lock-down restrictions and others rapidly changed their services to meet a rise in the need for food delivery or food aid services. This snapshot attempts to …

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CFHS blog: Food insecurity research conference – learning from across the globe

We recently attended the second ENUF (Evidence and Network on UK Household Food Insecurity) UK conference on research, food and poverty. Around 200 people attended this virtual conference, including a good mix of people from academia, public health and community food projects. This two day conference covered many topics. In this blog we provide a …

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