Networking and learning development

Community Food Health Scotland (CFHS) annual networking conference, Priceless

We are delighted to announce that registration is open for the Community Food Health Scotland (CFHS) annual conference, Priceless: the networking event for everyone who values the contribution of low- income communities in addressing food insecurity, health inequalities and social exclusion, which will take place at COSLA Conference Centre in Edinburgh on Monday 4 November …

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Finland study tour

Six colleagues from Finland arrived on 3 December 2018 to share experiences on work around older people and food. Their project in Finland ‘Eating Together – Lunches for Seniors’ involved organising lunches for older people with local businesses and charities in a sparsely populated region of South Savo in Finland.  The seniors were also involved …

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Say hear!

Thanks to all who attended our annual networking event, Hear Say, on 24 October 2018, making it such a great day. Community activists, local practitioners, planners, policy makers and academics from across the country and sectors and disciplines came together in Dunfermline to hear a range of speakers, take part in table and workshop discussions …

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Understanding food insecurity in Scotland: using evidence for policy and practice change

The latest seminar on measuring food insecurity, co-organised with A Menu for Change, took place in Glasgow at the beginning of October. National and international presentations, including a look at the first data from the new food insecurity questions in the Scottish Health Survey, an update on A Menu for Change and a fascinating insight …

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Hear Say – last few places remaining for our annual networking conference

You can look forward to hearing what community organisations, researchers and policy makers have to say about evidence and their experience at our popular annual networking event for volunteers, practitioners, planners and academics addressing issues around food, health and inequalities with Scotland’s communities. With an interesting mix of workshops, a panel of three experienced speakers, …

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Hear Say

The CFHS annual networking conference will take place on Wednesday 24 October at the Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline. Planning is going well for this latest event, with speakers confirmed and workshop contributions taking shape.  Our focus this year is on taking advantage of local evidence and experience to inform the development of policy and …

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Matter of fact

With the latest Scottish Health Survey results due to include data from the three new food insecurity questions and research work ongoing across the UK, CFHS is delighted to be offering the latest opportunity for researchers, practitioners and policy makers to come together to digest the latest information and explore future opportunities. Working alongside A …

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1st World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health

Florence Dioka from Central and West Integration Network (CWIN) and our colleague Jacqui presented the poster below at the 1st World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health, on 18 May 2018.  It explains how they carried out community-led research into food security and insecurity, plus shares some of the findings. Food security and insecurity-poster You …

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CFHS community cafe national learning exchange and networking event

Wednesday 2 May, Pearce Institute, Glasgow – 10:45 am – 3:00 pm Please note that we have unfortunately had to cancel this event due to circumstances outwith our control.

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Community Food Social Enterprise Network and community retailers ‘sharing good practice’ sessions

Around 40 community food initiatives took part in an event on 7 March, run jointly by CFHS and Senscot. A community food social enterprise network session was held in the morning, and a community retailers ‘sharing good practice’ session in the afternoon. The morning session looked at issues that community food social enterprises (or aspiring …

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