In March 2020, the community and voluntary, private and public sectors responded to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. Community food initiatives either closed because of lockdown restrictions or rapidly changed their services to meet a rise in the need for food delivery or food aid services. This snapshot attempts to summarise what happened, and …
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.
February 2015 edition of our regular newsletter, featuring updates from the CFHS team, food and health policy news and practice, and features from the community food and health sector.
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.
This study was commissioned by Consumer Focus Scotland/CFHS to provide baseline information about the range and extent of food services for older people living in the community in Scotland. The research explored consumers’ views on these services and sought to address gaps in provision.
Outlines the main findings from the study together with recommendation for action by the Scottish Government, local authorities and local communities.
Recommendations sought by the Scottish Government from a working group on food access and affordability, supported by CFHS, were sent to Ministers shortly before the recent election campaign. The report produced by the group involved representatives from community and voluntary organisations in Edinburgh, Lanarkshire, Fife and Dumfries and Galloway.
Community food initiatives contributing to the Scottish Government Route Map for Preventing Overweight and Obesity in Scotland
Through improved access to healthy food, communities are improving the health of vulnerable individuals and families. This factsheet explores how community food and health activities are contributing towards national priorities around overweight and obesity that are described within the Obesity Route Map for Scotland. Includes information about the Healthy Weight Outcomes Framework.
On 25 February Community Food and Health (Scotland) and Consumer Focus Scotland co-hosted a roundtable discussion looking at issues around older people’s access to affordable healthy food of their choice.
The CFHS networking conference took place in October 2009 and focused on community initiatives that are developing and sustaining food and health activities that address food access and health inequalities across Scotland. This publication highlights key points from the conference workshops