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Rethinking Food Policy: A Fresh Approach to Policy and Practice

The Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London has published the first two briefs in its new series on Rethinking Food Policy: A Fresh Approach to Policy and Practice. The first brief “Tackling food systems challenges: the role of food policy” provides a new, simple definition of food policy, sets up the historical …

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Wee grants for wee groups

The Robertson Trust has now launched its new pilot funding programme, Wee Grants for Wee Groups, which offers funding of £500-£2000 to constituted community groups and small registered charities to support their work in communities that fits one of its funding strands: care and wellbeing; strengthening communities; or realising potential. Full information and details of …

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Vacancy at Edinburgh Community Food

Edinburgh Community Food is currently recruiting for a new Chief Executive. More information and details of how to apply on Goodmoves.

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All you need to know about public health reform

Our colleagues at CHEX have produced a new briefing, Public Knowledge: an introduction to public health reform and the role of community-led health. The briefing sets out the basics of public health and public health reform, noting that the process so far has put a strong emphasis on community and community-led approaches, and seeks to …

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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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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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Vacancy at Meal Makers

Meal Makers is currently recruiting for a full-time administrator position, based in Glasgow. More information on the Food Train website.

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Food mapping research – Urban Roots

If your organisation provides free or subsidised food to households experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, food insecurity, Urban Roots would love to hear from you. Urban Roots have been asked to carry out this research on behalf of the Scottish Government. The data collected will be used to better support organisations by gathering up …

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Eat Well Age Well Evaluation – invitation to tender

The Eat Well Age Well project, which focuses on preventing, detecting and treating malnutrition and dehydration in older adults living at home in Scotland, is  currently seeking expressions of interest in the evaluation of this Eat Well Age Well initiative. More information about the brief and how to submit an expression of interest can be …

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Public Health Scotland consultation – have your say

The Scottish Government has now issued the formal public consultation on the statutory establishment of Public Health Scotland, to be open to responses over the next 6 weeks. This consultation is a key formal step in setting up Public Health Scotland.  The questions in the consultation cover a variety of issues surrounding the legislation that …

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