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Networking and learning development

Knowledge and experience-sharing are key to developing the capacity of community food initiatives (CFIs), so CFHS facilitates a wide range of networking events, such as learning exchanges, roundtable discussions and study tours. Our aim is to engender cross-pollination of ideas not only among CFIs but also with public sector bodies.

In the autumn, our annual networking conference is another great opportunity for people to come together and discuss food, health inequalities and social justice.

Our plan for 2019/20

In addition to our regular events, activities will centre on opportunities for information and knowledge exchange, along with opportunities to share best practice.  Networking and learning opportunities for the community food field will promote dialogue and enable a clear national voice for the community food field.  Those involved in the wide variety of community food activities can engage with one another, learn about new and existing practice and respond as a priority group to relevant issues.  

News and updates

Peer learning support offer for community food initiatives – Social Shifters

As COVID-19 has unfolded, community food organisations have been challenged like never before, struggling to deal with rising community needs as well as challenged by ...

The Reckoning – food insecurity measurement and its application to policy and practice – update

This event, held at Edinburgh Training Centre on 25 November 2019,  was organised jointly with the Scottish Government, who gave an update on the data ...

Update: Priceless CFHS Annual Networking Conference, 4 November 2019

Community Food and Health Scotland's 2019 Annual Networking Conference - Priceless - was an informative event, which stimulated many interesting discussions and was an excellent ...

Community Food Health Scotland (CFHS) annual networking conference, Priceless

We are delighted to announce that registration is open for the Community Food Health Scotland (CFHS) annual conference, Priceless: the networking event for everyone who ...

Finland study tour

Six colleagues from Finland arrived on 3 December 2018 to share experiences on work around older people and food. Their project in Finland ‘Eating Together – ...

Say hear!

Thanks to all who attended our annual networking event, Hear Say, on 24 October 2018, making it such a great day. Community activists, local practitioners, planners, ...

Understanding food insecurity in Scotland: using evidence for policy and practice change

The latest seminar on measuring food insecurity, co-organised with A Menu for Change, took place in Glasgow at the beginning of October. National and international presentations, ...

Hear Say

The CFHS annual networking conference will take place on Wednesday 24 October at the Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline. Planning is going well for this latest ...

Matter of fact

With the latest Scottish Health Survey results due to include data from the three new food insecurity questions and research work ongoing across the UK, ...

1st World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health

Florence Dioka from Central and West Integration Network (CWIN) and our colleague Jacqui presented the poster below at the 1st World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race ...