This report is for anyone who runs, manages or commissions cooking skills courses. It uses evidence from a realist self-evaluation study group to show the impact of cooking skills courses on people who are affected by health inequalities: vulnerable people and parents managing on a low income.
Cooking and growing
Community Food and Health (Scotland) ran a short online survey during the summer of 2017 to get a snapshot of cooking skills activities for people living on low incomes in Scotland during that year. This short report presents the findings from this survey.
Practitioners who run cooking skills courses have told us that they have worked with course participants who may be experiencing food insecurity and were struggling to feed themselves and their families. We wanted to explore this issue further by undertaking a short project to find out: what methods community cooking course practitioners currently use to support those …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
This short report provides a summary of research commissioned by CFHS that studied the impact of cooking skills on families.
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.
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.