CFHS updates

‘It’s not just a wee cooking group’: Community cooking skills courses – train the trainers workshop

This Community Food and Health (Scotland) workshop will be held on Thursday 9 May. 1.30pm – 4pm (lunch 12.30) Stirling Come and hear from three organisations who train people to run community cooking skills courses, on how they have cascaded learning from a CFHS realist evaluation of community cooking skills courses. Share and learn from …

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Cafes in communities

Are you involved in running a café in a local community (geographical or shared interest) run for local people and/or by local people on a charitable, ‘not for profit’or enterprise basis? Whether your café is informal in a community centre or church, set up as a social enterprise, community interest company or other, run 1 …

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Reasons to be cheerful part 2 – CFHS cooking skills research. What did we learn about the best ways to run a cooking skills course?

Our cooking skills study group realist evaluation (2016-2018), gathered information from 29 community cooking skills courses (attended by 75 adults -all of whom were managing on low-incomes and the majority were ‘vulnerable’*). The results showed that: 79% improved their cooking skills (a further 16% could already cook) 68% made steps to improve their diet As …

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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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Food poverty inequalities briefing

NHS Health Scotland has just published its latest health inequalities briefing on food poverty, complementing the pages on the same subject that are available on its website  www.healthscotland.scot

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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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