Glasgow Community Food Network website launched

Glasgow Community Food Network (GCFN) aims to connect and support the people and organisations of Glasgow who grow, produce and eat food.  The new website provides access to a range of resources and opportunities for sharing and learning, as well as a dedicated members area and the opportunity to be listed on their members map. Find …

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New healthy eating and food safety online resource launched by Food Standards Scotland

The Cookin Castle online game supports the Scottish Government’s Curriculum for Excellence and uses a friendly wizard to guide pupils through the website and games which aim to teach pupils the importance of a healthy balanced diet. The game also highlights the importance of good food hygiene, such as correct food storage and effective hand …

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Communities Channel Scotland – one year on

Communities Channel Scotland, a website providing support to local groups and organisations to grow and connect with each other, has been up and running for a year since its launch in June 2014.  In its first year, the Communities Channel  has: profiled 71 community groups (and counting) from all around Scotland as ‘Spotlights’ and in …

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New films show power of human rights to improve people’s health and care

The Scottish Human Rights Commission, the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland and NHS Health Scotland have joined forces to launch a series of short films highlighting the power of human rights to improve people’s health and the care and support they access. The films are part of a new website that brings together materials …

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Food poverty Declaration

The Sustainable Food Cities Network is asking cities, organisations and individuals to sign up to their Food Poverty Declaration as part of the Network’s focus on getting Beyond the Food Bank.  

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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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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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Mealmakers launches

Just 10 months after our study tour to London, Mealmakers, based on one of the initiatives we met, the Casserole Club, launched in Scotland on 4 August.  After months of hard work, Food Train proudly launched this new neighbourhood meal sharing project that uses an online platform to connect volunteers of any age who have …

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Social Enterprise Networks website

This new website from Senscot provides news updates from the Social Enterprise Networks and features useful case studies on the work of social enterprise in Scotland. The recently added Changing Local Food Economies: Community Food Case Studies may be of particular interest.

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