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Priceless CFHS Annual Networking Conference, 4 November 2019

Community Food and Health Scotland’s 2019 Annual Networking Conference – Priceless – was an informative event, which stimulated many interesting discussions and was an excellent networking opportunity. Our keynote speaker’s Wendy Wills Presentation at Priceless Conference has been uploaded and our Conference Report will be available soon.

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Vacancy – Senior Health Improvement Officer, NHS Health Scotland

NHS Health Scotland has a vacancy for a Senior Health Improvement Officer under the Community Development portfolio within their Place and Equity team. Further details available here

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The Reckoning – food insecurity measurement and its application to policy and practice

Edinburgh Training Centre, 9:30 – 3:00, Monday 25th November The Reckoning – food insecurity measurement and its application to policy and practice is the latest seminar for practitioners, policy makers and academics to hear what is happening, and discuss what should be happening, around the measurement of food insecurity. This event is being organised by …

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Community Food and Health (Scotland) Priceless Conference

The last few places remain for Community Food and Health (Scotland) (CFHS) Priceless Conference on Monday 4 November at COSLA Conference Centre, Edinburgh. The Keynote speaker will be a former advisor to CFHS, Professor Wendy Wills from the University of Hertfordshire. The afternoon workshops will give everyone the chance to hear what was discussed at the …

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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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In food bank Britain, how can Scotland best run holiday clubs?

“…. And it was the first time he’d ever seen the sea…” This is what I remember from the University’s evaluation of holiday clubs I once ran. I’ve long forgotten the academic’s impressive statistics – her pages of scientific proof of the equitable benefits of those holiday clubs – it is just this anecdote that …

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CFHS development fund

It has been decided not to run our development fund in 2019. Our thanks go to all those community initiatives who have achieved so much with so little over the years. We intend exploring the impact and influence these small amounts of funding have had and will no doubt be in touch with a number …

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Food security, diet and obesity – community-led research

Central and West Integration Network were supported by CFHS/NHS Health Scotland last year to lead a community-led research project. The research explored the experiences of ethnic minority communities around food security, diet and obesity. Specifically, the aim was to learn more about: Cultural understanding and awareness about diet and obesity Differences or factors that may affect attitude to diet and obesity, such …

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‘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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