Business and project development

Getting the messages too

Since 2007, CFHS has supported 51 community food practitioners to obtain a RSPH Diploma in Nutrition, Certificate in Nutrition or Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Healthier Food and Special Diets This publication reports on a survey carried out in 2014 to identify if and how this investment has benefited the community food practitioners, the organisations they work for and …

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Making the case

This publication focuses on the work of community food initiatives working with older people and will be of use to community food initiatives in building and articulating the case for their work with older people and those considering developing work in this area.  It gives an overview of the needs, contexts and strategies engaged in developing food work with …

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Meta-synthesis of findings from evaluations and qualitative interviews of work involving community food and its impact on mental health and wellbeing

Improving mental health and diet are important components of the public health agenda in the UK. Community organisations have an important role to play in promoting mental health and wellbeing, and a number of community-based food projects are specifically designed to address this issue. However, impact assessment for such projects is difficult, and in-depth, high-quality …

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The contribution of community food initiatives to national food and health programmes (2013)

This CFHS fact sheet provides an overview of the work undertaken by initiatives funded by CFHS in 2013 to build on their current work with one or more of the Scottish Government food and health programmes.

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Learning and development programme 2013: feedback from participants

This CFHS fact sheet examines the feedback from the evaluations of participants on the 2013/2014 learning and development programme.

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The contribution of community food initiatives to national food and health programmes

In 2012, Community Food and Health (Scotland) provided funding totalling £15,000 for six community food initiatives to build on their current work with one or more of the Scottish Government food and health programmes. This factsheet provides an overview of the work undertaken by the initiatives.

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Evaluation of CHANGES Eat Well – Keep Well programme

In 2012-13 CFHS supported CHANGES Community Health Project to carry out a stage one evaluation of its Eat Well- Keep Active programme, as part of its work on the impact of food work on mental health and wellbeing. The evaluation was carried out by SCPHRP (Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy) and concludes that,  …

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Evaluation of the impact of the Scottish Grocers Federation Healthy Living Programme on community retailers

This research looks at the impact of the Scottish Grocers Healthy Living Programme’s training and resources on community retailers selling fruit and vegetables. The research highlights the benefits of both the training and resources, but also their limitations. It also makes some recommendations about how else the programme could support community retailers.

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Getting the messages

This report is based on the results of an online survey completed by 35 people that had completed an accredited nutrition course.

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Micro funding for work around older people, health and wellbeing

A report on the work undertaken by micro funding recipients and findings from a learning event.

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