Topic: cooking

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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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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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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How to get beyond smoothies

This booklet features tips and ideas gathered from a CFHS youth, food and health networking event that focused on work with a range of young people.

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TV dinners

This factsheet provides examples of how three youth groups were inspired by TV formats to create a friendly competitive environment to teach cookery skills.

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Older People Eating Well

Notes from a networking event for community food intiatives that support older people to eat well

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Food, mental health and wellbeing

The bulletin summarises existing research/evidence and showcases some of the organisations in Scotland that are putting the evidence into practice.

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Munch Crunch 2

Munch Crunch 2 is a collection of simple recipes to encourage healthy eating and cooking.

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Healthy Cooking in the Community

This resource has been developed by North Ayrshire Community Food Workers to enable the delivery of individual workshops or sessions to community groups. It is a comprehensive guide to using the Recipe Book, Munch Crunch 2: Recipes for Change.

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Short introduction to training the trainers – healthy cookery courses

This fact sheet summarises information gathered from across Scotland on activities that ‘train the trainers’ to deliver healthy cookery and food preparation skills in low-income communities.

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