Learning disability

Community cafe learning visit to Fly Cup Catering – places available

A couple of places are now available for our community cafe learning visit to Fly Cup Catering in Inverurie on Wednesday 19 October. The visit’s open to anyone working in or with a community cafe, or in a group that’s supporting people with learning disabilities and interested in setting up a food and health activity. …

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Improving food and health for adults with learning disabilities – learning from policy, research, and practice in the community

Meeting notes Twenty-five people from across Scotland (specialist dietitians, learning disability service providers, community and voluntary sector staff) attended this meeting to hear about and discuss food and health activities. The audience heard from: Dr Craig Melville from the Institute of Health and Wellbeing who discussed obesity and the Institute’s weight management programme for people …

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Improving food and health for adults with learning disabilities – learning from policy and practice in the community

The meeting will build on the roundtable discussion we had last December (notes from the meeting are available here) and will provide an opportunity to learn from research, policy and practical work and to discuss issues on implementing good practice with speakers and your colleagues. This is a small meeting (up to 30 people) Speakers …

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Food and health in learning disability services roundtable meeting

CFHS held a small roundtable discussion late last year. The meeting:  ‘Embedding food and health activities and policies across learning disability services – what are the barriers and successes?’ was attended by members of 12 organisations involved with supporting people with learning disabilities around food and health. The group carried out a mapping exercise and …

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New pictorial recipes available

The Edinburgh Cyrenians Good Food Programme has completed a new CFHS-funded, online pictorial recipe book for people who have difficulty reading a standard text-based recipe.  It contains 16 recipes, including favourites from its Good Food Handbook, such as chicken curry and rice, and fishcakes, and newer recipes such as frittata and poached pears with chocolate …

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CFHS commission Cyrenians Good Food to adapt Good Food Handbook

We have recently commissioned the Cyrenians Good Food programme to adapt a selection of its Good Food Handbook recipes to support the availability of pictorial recipes.  These will be available on the Cyrenians Good Food website later in 2013. The current Good Food handbook is available at http://cyrenians.scot/community-and-food/good-food/food-ed/

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Plans for accessible food and health resources on our website

We are currently making plans to develop part of our website to provide information about, and links to, quality accessible food and health resources or pictorial recipes.  These will be suitable for those planning to run cooking skills activities with adults with learning disabilities, but might also be useful with other groups.

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Cooking up connections

This publication gives a flavour of what community food initiatives and disability learning support providers are doing to offer adults with learning disabilities access to food and health activities in order to improve their health and wellbeing.

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Healthy Eating Healthy Living

This Scottish Government funded Healthy Eating, Healthy Living Project developed a multi-media educational pack consisting of 26 sessions on healthy eating for adults with learning disabilities. This included five practical cookery sessions. A small team supported six pilot sites in Greater Glasgow and Tayside to deliver the pack and this report describes how the programme …

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Food, training and learning disability

This report is mainly based on the experiences of dietitians from the Scottish Learning Disability Cinic Dietetic Network that participated in rolling out the REHIS Food and Health course to carers of people with a learning disability in their local area.

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