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Launch of revised National Standards for Community Engagement

The new revised National Standards for Community Engagement were launched on Thursday 29th September 2016 by the Minister for Housing and Local Government, Kevin Stewart MSP, in Kelty Community Centre in Fife. The Minister said that communities across Scotland are becoming involved in every aspect of decision making and that engaging with communities leads to …

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SCDC briefing on Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act

SCDC has written a briefing explaining the provisions of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act and setting out some of the implications and opportunities they have for community development, community organisations and community planning. It is primarily aimed at those involved in community development, whether as community organisations, practitioners or public agencies.  SCDC will publish further …

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Community Empowerment Bill

The final version of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill is now available to download from the Scottish Parliament website.  

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Public Health Review Engagement Events

The Scottish Government is undertaking a Public Health Review of ‘public health systems and the delivery of all public health functions in Scotland with a strong focus on how public health on how public health contributes to improving health and wellbeing across the life-course, and reducing health inequalities for the future.’ The Review Group, chaired …

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Food Standards Scotland (FSS) launched

From 1 April FSS, the new public sector body for Scotland takes over the responsibilities previously carried out in Scotland by the Food Standards Agency. Visit its new website for more information.

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Eat Better Feel Better Campaign

Public Health Minister, Maureen Watt, was in Edinburgh today to launch the Eat Better Feel Better campaign at Pilton Community Health Project – the first community health project in Scotland – which supports local people to eat more healthily through cooking skills, budgeting and meal planning. Eat Better Feel Better will be working alongside supermarkets …

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Eat Better, Feel Better campaign – how can you get involved?

The Scottish Government has partnered with a number of retailers, including Tesco, Morrisons, ASDA, Scotmid, Lidl and ALDI in order to deliver the new Eat Better, Feel Better campaign in January 2015. The campaign will visit 35 supermarkets throughout mainland Scotland from January – March 2015, to reinforce the campaign messaging and provide some useful …

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Becoming a Good Food Nation consultation

Last chance to take part in the consultation for Scotland’s next phase of the National Food and Drink Policy; Becoming a Good Food Nation.  This discussion document proposes a 2025 vision for Scotland’s food and drink future.  The Scottish Government is seeking your views on the proposed priorities. The consultation ends on Friday 17 October. Find …

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Eat Better Feel Better

The Scottish Government’s Eat Better Feel Better campaign is due to launch in January 2015 to inspire and support parents and families to make healthy changes to how they shop, cook and eat, with the aim of improving their health. The Eat Better Feel Better team will introduce the campaign at the CFHS annual networking …

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Supporting healthy choices

Following last week’s launch of Becoming a Good Food Nation the Scottish Government and Food Standards Agency today launched  Supporting Healthy Choices, which specifically looks at the role of the food and drink industry.  

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