CFHS updates

Priceless

Introducing the annual networking event for everyone who values the contribution of low- income communities in addressing food insecurity, health inequalities and social exclusion We are delighted to announce that the CRHS annual networking conference, Priceless, will take place at CoSLA Conference Centre in Edinburgh, on Monday 4 November. You can expect an interesting mix …

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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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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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