Cooking and growing

What’s cooking in Scotland? Part 3

This guide is for anyone who runs, manages or commissions cooking skills courses for people within low-income communities or who are vulnerable. It will also be useful for those designing or running train the trainer cooking skills courses.

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Healthy diet and lifestyle for ethnic minority older people

The Older People Services Development project produced this healthy eating resource, with support from NHS Health Scotland, in response to an extensive consultation that shows ethnic minority older people can face barriers to accessing information on diet and lifestyle.

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A review of practical cooking skills activities which focus on promoting an affordable healthy balanced diet for adults, young people and their families within low-income communities in Scotland

In 2014 Community Food and Health Scotland/NHS Health Scotland commissioned a realist review of community cooking skills activities run by community initiatives and agencies. The review planned to explore issues such as how the social circumstances of participants and the approach of the cooking skills activities can affect the outcomes. The researchers analysed 81 sets …

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The new REHIS Elementary Cooking Skills Course

In 2013 the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) developed a new short accredited cooking course.  CFHS supported the availability of this course by providing funding to 13 groups and agencies to register with REHIS and deliver the course in low-income communities.  This report provides a summary of the views of trainers and describes …

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The impact of cooking courses on families

This short report provides a summary of research commissioned by CFHS that studied the impact of cooking skills on families.

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The impact of community cookery skills activities on families – a comparison between three different approaches

In October 2012 Consilium Research and Consultancy Limited was commissioned by CFHS to explore the impact of different approaches to delivering community cookery skills activities on families. The research aims to identify and analyse the sustainable outcomes for families engaging in three approaches to delivering cooking courses.

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Cooking up connections

This publication gives a flavour of what community food initiatives and disability learning support providers are doing to offer adults with learning disabilities access to food and health activities in order to improve their health and wellbeing.

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What’s Cooking in Scotland? Part Two

This publication gathers information from policies, research, and community food initiatives in Scotland to find out what difference community cookery makes to people in low-income communities.

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Chat and Chaat

This resource is a healthy eating manual of  South Asian recipes from groups based in and around Edinburgh. Developed in cookery and nutrition workshops, held as part of the NHS Lothian Khush Dil Project between 2002 and 2008, the recipes are a mixture of traditional dishes and new creations that groups have worked to make healthier …

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What’s Cooking in Scotland? Part One

This publication is based on the experiences of community groups and agencies throughout Scotland and shows how they have addressed some of the issues that groups have concerns about when planning to set up and deliver cookery sessions.

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