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CFHS e-bulletin November 2023

Our latest e-bulletin contains a very short and easy-to-complete readership survey, news about diet and nutrition and research and policy, as well as reports, latest events and funding. You can access the e-bulletin here.

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So, what do we want from food? Citizens are hungry for change

This new report from the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission shows that the UK public overwhelmingly back state intervention to improve the food system. Based on extensive public dialogue sessions in Birmingham and Cambridge held over the summer, and a new national poll of 2,000 people, the report shows UK citizens across all demographic, age …

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Poverty in Scotland 2023

This year’s ‘state of the nation’ report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation looks at in-work poverty and details  recommendations for the Scottish and UK Governments and provides specific findings and recommendations for industry to work with and support their employees. The report is available on the Joseph Rowntree Foundation website.

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A Cash First Future

Launched during Challenge Poverty Week, this report summarises the learning from the joint Cash First Future conference from the Independent Food Aid Network and the Trussell Trust. It includes best practice examples on promoting a cash first approach to food insecurity in local authorities across Scotland and how these should inform the direction of next steps and Scottish Government actions. …

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Food research at the Rowett Institute

The Rowett Institute has a range of research projects currently running that will help inform community food activities. These include projects on food insecurity in people living with obesity, Social Prescribing for Improving Communities Eating practices and Diet and Health Inequalities. You can find out more on the Rowett Institute website

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Join the Scottish Alliance for Food (SCAF)

The recently formed Alliance focuses on research excellence across different disciplines and sectors to deliver focused, concerted actions to facilitate systems thinking and transformative research, to support a sustainable food and diet system, practices and behaviours in Scotland. It is looking for a broad range of people to shape its activities. Find out more on …

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Menu for All

Edinburgh Community Food recently launched Edinburgh’s new food poverty network. ‘Menu for all’ will combine food and support access aims to give Edinburgh the scalable capacity to respond to need, build and coordinate capacity across the city, and provide accessible and reliable services of support to those most in need in times of crisis. Its …

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Child Poverty Hub

A new Child Poverty Learning Hub has been launched by Public Health Scotland – five free courses that aim to provide an overview of the issue as well as outlining key actions to tackle child poverty in Scotland. It can be accessed on the Public Health Scotland virtual learning environment

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CFHS September e-bulletin

Our latest e-bulletin has information on challenging poverty in Glasgow, diet and nutrition, research and policy, as well as news, reports, latest events and funding. You can access the e-bulletin here

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Programme for Government

Equality, Opportunity, and Community is the focus for the Scottish Government this year. The range of food-related actions in the programme include: plans to introduce measures that will extend eligibility to the Best Start Foods scheme; ongoing work towards the expansion of free school meals; taking forward actions within the Cash-First: Towards Ending the Need …

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