Families with children

Nutrition is essential to giving children a healthy start in life and good food habits learned at home can stay for a lifetime. We work to highlight good practice in community food projects and support the development of cooking skills sessions for parents and carers.

Our plan for 2019/20

There is no specific work planned around this theme for this year, but we will continue to take opportunities to take this forward within our general work with community food initiatives and with NHS Health Scotland colleagues, and support, if applicable, through any funding opportunities.

News and updates

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 ...

Why becoming a Good Food Nation will be good for our health

Lesley McCranor, Executive Manager at Healthy Valleys, talks about the Scotttish Government's Good Food Nation consultation ... In 2017, 65% of adults aged 16 and over ...

Cooking skills blog 3: research on involving children in cooking

In this fortnight’s blog, I’ll look at two presentations from the COOK and Health Scientific Symposium held at the Basque Culinary Center in San Sebastian ...

Cooking skills blog 2: research on involving children and their parents in cooking

Last November, my CFHS colleague, Jacqui McDowell, attended the COOK and Health Scientific Symposium held at the Basque Culinary Center in San Sebastian. This shared ...

Maternal and infant nutrition

Our event, Maternal and infant nutrition framework: supporting a Healthy Start, took place in May 2014. The day included learning from previous and ongoing work ...

Development funding for work on maternal and infant nutrition across minority ethnic communities in Scotland

CFHS has a small amount of development funding available to support the development of good practice examples of work on maternal and infant nutrition across ...

Maternal and infant nutrition across ME communities in Scotland

CFHS worked in partnership with BEMIS to look at the specific needs of community and voluntary sector organisations supporting work on maternal and infant nutrition ...

Maternal and infant nutrition

CFHS commissioned Rock Solid Social Research Ltd in partnership with Communicable Health to carry out research into how community food and health and voluntary organisations are ...

Healthy Start pilot integrated approach

CFHS, in partnership with NHS Forth Valley, has completed a pilot using an integrated approach to promote increased awareness of the Healthy Start scheme, Healthy Start vitamins and ...

Community-based organisations working with minority ethnic children, pregnant women and families – training in food, nutrition and health

Access to a balanced, healthy diet is important in the early years of life. Improving maternal and infant nutrition is a key priority in Scotland ...