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Community food networks near you

The CFHS programme has been working with the Scottish Government Diet and Healthy Weight team and community food networks to map strategic and practical support for community food activities across Scotland. The mapping snapshot is almost complete and we will update sections of our website with this information over the coming weeks. Meanwhile, we found …

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December CFHS e-bulletin

Our December e-bulletin includes a blog post from Edinburgh Community Food – encouraging us to respond to the Scottish Government consultation to End the need for food banks. There’s also information about a Best Start Foods update, veg pledges and the price of veg, funding and events. You can read the CFHS e-bulletin here 

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Guest Blog post: Make sure your views are heard on ending the need for food banks

In our guest blog post, Brenda Black from Edinburgh Community Food gives us reasons on why we should respond to the Scottish Government consultation paper on ‘Ending the need for food banks’ and gives us a few tips to help us. How does the draft national plan hope to succeed in ending the need for …

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CFHS November e-bulletin

Our latest ebulletin covers community food initiatives and COP26, Scottish Government consultations on Ending the need for food banks and local food, information about funding and events, and much more. You can read the e-bulletin here. November CFHS e-bulletin   

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Support for community food

The CFHS programme team has recently been working with the Scottish Government’s Diet and Healthy Weight team and others to discuss how the community food sector has fared over the last two years. The aims include revisiting the discussions from the Scottish Government’s Community Food Summit held back in autumn 2019.  This work was paused …

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We’ve moved!

We are delighted to say that CFHS are now part of the Diet, Physical Activity and Healthy Weight team at Public Health Scotland (PHS). Sitting within the Place and Wellbeing Directorate at PHS, the team work strategically across the areas of diet, physical activity and healthy weight which, collectively, contribute to Public Health Priority 6 …

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Food Standards Scotland Covid-19 guidance

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has updated its Covid-19 guidance (9 August) for food businesses and their employees that informs on current advice surrounding Covid-19. You can read the guidance on the FSS website.

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Guest blog: Katy Gordon discusses the different approaches that two local areas in Scotland took to tackle food access and food insecurity last summer.

In March 2020, like many people, we, as researchers with an interest in food insecurity in the UK, were hugely concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the national lockdown on households’ access to food. It was clear from the outset of the pandemic that need for support with food access was rising …

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July CFHS (Covid-19 and recovery) e-bulletin

Our latest e-bulletin is now available, with information about community food initiative’s summer programmes, and the latest webinars and reports to help you keep up-to-date with the community food sector. You can read the CFHS e-bulletin here.

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How has Lanarkshire Community Food and Health Partnership supported a ‘cash first’ response to food insecurity?

In this blog post, Gordon Thomson, Manager for Lanarkshire Community Food and Health Partnership (LCFHP), tells us how LCFHP got involved in the ‘cash first’ approach in North Lanarkshire several years ago, and how this approach supported people during the pandemic. LCFHP has run community food activities such as community fruit and veg retail, cooking …

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