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Climate Action Hubs

The Scottish Government has supported the development of two Climate Action hubs; one run by Thurso Community Development Trust and covering activities in the North Highlands and Islands, and the other run by Aberdeen Climate Action, covering Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. The aim of the hubs is to embed community-led climate action throughout these regions. The North Highlands …

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Map of UK local food insecurity of adults January 2021

A collaboration between researchers at the University of Sheffield and the Food Foundation has produced a map showing local authority levels of adult food insecurity across the UK in January 2021. You can find the map and more information about the research methodology and measurements used in this blog by researcher Dr Megan Blake. https://geofoodie.org/2021/07/22/uk-local-authority-food-insecurity-map/ …

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COVID-19: General public health advice, resources and food safety

UPDATE: 17 April 2020. The Food Standards Agency recently produced guidance for Covid-19 guidance for food businesses and their employees. The UK government has also provided comprehensive advice for food businesses. NHS Forth Valley have produced a useful video on providing shopping to people in your community safely. For the most up to date health …

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Fairtrade Fortnight – 24 February to 8 March

To get involved or find out more information please visit the Fairtrade Foundation website.

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Scottish Borders School Holiday Programme update

Health & Wellbeing Nutrition, Physical Activity & Family Learning Children & Families have enjoyed a range of fun filled activities during the summer holidays across Burnfoot, Langlee, Selkirk & Eyemouth, making the most of quality time off and tapping into the very best of what is available in their communities.  Programmes have been developed in …

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Edinburgh award

Edinburgh has been awarded bronze status by the Sustainable Food Cities Network at their annual conference in Newcastle. Further information available on the Edible Edinburgh website  

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Malnutrition Awareness Week 1-5 October

The first Malnutrition Awareness Week will be taking place in October. In Scotland Eat Well Age Well are hoping to maximise the impact of the week and are looking for community groups and other agencies to join them in raising awareness, tackling myths and sharing information.   More information available from the Eat Well Age Well website. …

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Emergency food aid and community meals map

Urban Roots has recently launched a map showing the availability of community meals, community retailers and food banks in Glasgow. Find out more at https://www.urbanroots.org.uk/freefood/

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Job done

With the imminent implementation by government of a Soft Drinks Industry Levy, the Children’s Health Fund are closing their voluntary levy which has distributed £162,000 to local communities over a two and a half year pilot. More information available on the Sustain website.

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A Connected Scotland: Tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections

The Scottish Government has recently launched this consultation . We know that many community food initiatives are doing work that addresses loneliness and social inclusion in their communities, and would encourage you to feed in your experiences to the consultation, which is available on the Scottish Government website until 27 April 2018, with engagement events …

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