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Families with children: case studies

Developing a whole family interest in healthy, affordable food can have a wide impact lasting for generations. Becoming a parent or carer can motivate people to address their own health issues as well as giving a good start for their children, and food is central to this. Community food projects, such as community cafés, food co-ops and cooking and gardening schemes, are great opportunities to learn a wide range of life and wellbeing skills and reduce social isolation.

Healthy Happy Communities – food projects for young families

Young children digging with trowels with two young mums

This project which has now closed ran in disadvantaged areas of Angus, focusing on food and health, particularly for women of childbearing age, pregnant women and the under-fives. It had Healthy Start cafés and community gardening and cooking projects.

Read ‘Healthy Happy Communities – food projects for young families’ here