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Food and nutrition training

Staff and volunteers working in community food initiatives (CFIs) should have some basic training in food and health and food hygiene. CFHS promotes food and nutrition training to CFIs and has occasional funding schemes to help cover the cost of training.

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 support, if applicable, through any funding opportunities.

News and updates

CFHS blog – How can you support people with learning disabilities to eat better?

Finding good resources suitable to help people with learning disabilities to eat well can be a real challenge. The healthy eating, healthy living training pack ...

Cooking skills blog 31: Cooking course resources: updates from REHIS

Yesterday I attended the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) seminar for practitioners who run the REHIS accredited Elementary Cooking skills course and ...

CFHS Capacity building fund (up to £500) open

The aim of this fund is to support groups and agencies running food and health activities to build the knowledge, skills and expertise they need ...

Cooking skills blog 9. The new eatwell guide, the REHIS accredited cooking skills course and ‘training for trainers’

Last week I attended the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) event for those that teach the accredited Elementary Cooking skills course and other ...

CFHS capacity building fund – deadline extended

The deadline for applying to our Capacity Building Fund has been extended to Monday 15 February. Groups running community food and health activities can apply ...

Capacity building fund

Our capacity building fund for 2015 is aimed at groups and organisations running food and health activities in low-income areas that want to develop and ...

RSPH Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Healthier Food and Special Diets

Places are still available for this three day course to be held in Glasgow from 20-22 January 2014. Applications should be returned to CFHS by ...

Capacity building training

Following on from discussion at the meetings in 2011, CFHS funded learning opportunities for staff and volunteers involved in community food work with minority ethnic ...

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 ...

Promoting consistent nutrition messages

Promoting accurate and consistent information about healthy eating is fundamental to the work of community food initiatives.  CFHS has provided a range of opportunities over ...