Forty two voluntary and community groups have this week been allocated funding by Community Food and Health Scotland (CFHS), to promote and deliver healthy eating initiatives.
Food and diet play a major role in health and wellbeing, but not everyone can access good food. People on low incomes and those living in poorer areas have less opportunity to eat a healthy diet and are more likely to experience poor health as a result. One reason for this is that there might not be affordable healthy food options available where they live. CFHS, part of NHS Health Scotland, aims to ensure that everyone in Scotland has the opportunity, ability and confidence to access a healthy and acceptable diet for themselves, their families and their communities. This funding helps to make that happen.
You can find more information on the Development Fund and on Community Food and Health Scotland (CFHS) on the CFHS website.
For any enquiries please contact the Communications and Engagement team on 07500 854574 or email nhs.HealthScotland-Communications@nhs.net.