Policy and planning

Malnutrition Summit Report

Earlier this summer the Scottish Government organised a well-attended malnutrition summit, with the assistance of NHS Health Scotland, where a full and frank exploration of the issues and direction of travel took place.

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The nature and extent of food poverty/insecurity in Scotland

In October 2014, CFHS commissioned a group of research scientists to consider questions of food insecurity/poverty in Scotland. The main aim of the research was to explore the wider context of household food poverty/insecurity (HFI)  in Scotland and to develop an understanding of the current level and nature of HFI to inform policy and practice. The …

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Food Plus in Practice

CFHS’s new publication about community food initiatives that are working to reduce food poverty through delivering a range of services is now available online. The publication includes examples of eight community food initiatives that are offering emergency food aid and more.  

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Older people eat well: literature review

In early 2014, CFHS worked with Evaluation Support Scotland to commission a short evidence review of the literature on the ways in which the third sector supports older people to eat well. This has now been published as part of the ESS ‘Stitch in Time’ programme. The starting point for the review was the nested …

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Study tour to London

The study tour took place between 1 and 3 October 2013. Ten people took part in a busy two days, which included 10 different visits/meetings across London.  The report provides an overview of the tour and the organisations we visited.

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Building blocks and baby steps

This report reflects a short programme of work to investigate the impact and influence of community food intiatives in relation to maternal and infant nutrition.

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Far reaching fare

This publication looks at the role that community initiatives can play in building reach into policy and practice around food access.

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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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Mapping of the Community and Voluntary Sector Contributions to Improving Maternal and Infant Nutrition in Scotland

This report sets out the findings from mapping the contributions of the community and voluntary sector to improving maternal and infant nutrition in Scotland.  The study was commissioned by CFHS.

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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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