CFHS commissions research and evaluation in order to:
- build the evidence base on the nature and extent of community food activity in Scotland
- identify the contribution of this work in reducing health inequalities and barriers to healthy and affordable food
- explore new ideas for improving food and health work.
We share our findings with community food initiatives (CFIs), policymakers and key stakeholders to promote learning and improve practice.
We help CFIs build their capacity to self-evaluate by offering learning opportunities, and support them in commissioning their own research and evaluation. We also evaluate our own work and funding initiatives.
Our plan for 2019/20
To support community-led research on “Food insecurity, diet and obesity” with a partner organisation who works with the ethnic minority community.
News and updates
Reasons to be cheerful part 2 – CFHS cooking skills research. What did we learn about the best ways to run a cooking skills course?
Cooking skills blog 29: Finding out if your cooking skills courses are ‘working’: Guest blog: what’s the difference between ‘observation’ and ‘third party’?
Cooking skills blog 27: Cooking skills research: Are you more likely to cook if you have cooking skills?
Cooking skills Blog 26: Finding out if your cooking skills courses are ‘working’: Using both questionnaires and observation as methods