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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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Cooking skills blog 27: Cooking skills research: Are you more likely to cook if you have cooking skills?

This blog post looks at a research article which suggests that possessing cooking ‘skills’ is only one of a range of factors associated with whether a person is actually more likely to cook their meals at home. The article explored who is more likely to cook at home and why; and what impact home cooking …

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Allergy awareness training

Edinburgh Community Food (ECF) are now running the 3.5 hour Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland-accredited Allergy Awareness course on 15 March am; 14 June am; 4 October am. All instances are held at Canongate Youth Project on Infirmary Street, central Edinburgh, and are delivered by an AfN-Registered Associate Nutritionist with a catering background and a personal experience …

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The Good Kitchen

The Good Kitchen provides funding, business training and mentorship for organisations working to solve food poverty. Applications are now open. Organisations selected for the programme will have to demonstrate social impact, a sustainable business model and a detailed plan for their organisation’s development. More information and details of how to apply at  

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CHEX annual conference 1 March 2017 – power, inequality and community-led health

Presentations from the speakers at yesterday’s event now available on the CHEX website

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CFHS development fund recipients 2016

In total, 38 voluntary and community groups have been allocated development funding by Community Food and Health Scotland, allowing them to promote and deliver healthy eating initiatives. CFHS, part of NHS Health Scotland, aims to ensure that everyone in Scotland has the opportunity, ability and confidence to access a healthy and acceptable diet for themselves, …

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Vacancy at North Glasgow Community Food Initiative

North Glasgow Community Food Initiative is currently recruiting for a sessional cook to deliver cookery courses focused on healthier eating and cookery skills. More information and details of how to apply at  

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Vacancy at the Marie Trust

The Marie Trust is a Glasgow-based charity and day service. Based in Glasgow city centre, it seeks to help to prevent and alleviate homelessness, to advance health and well-being and to promote social inclusion and opportunity through its delivery of a range of services. It is currently recruiting for a Head Chef to lead the …

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Vacancies at Shettleston Community Growing Project

Shettleston Community Growing Project is a community-led charity that manages a community garden and allotment site in the East End of Glasgow.  Funding has been secured to offer freelance work to suitably qualified and experienced Community Gardeners.  Applicants should be experienced horticulturalists and food growers. More information and details of how to apply at

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Cooking skills Blog 26: Finding out if your cooking skills courses are ‘working’: Using both questionnaires and observation as methods

This week, my colleague Jacqui and I have been visiting members of our cooking skills study group and discussing what we have been finding out so far from some of their course evaluation materials. All members of the group are aiming to collect more robust evaluation materials from their courses than they might do usually. …

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