Food and Health Information


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Eating for Health - Meeting the ChallengeCo-ordinated action, improved communication and leadership for Scottish Food and Health policy

Health in Scotland: the Challenge (2003) — which provides a policy framework to improve the health of all people in Scotland and improve the health of our most disadvantaged communities at a faster rate.

Nutritional Guidance for Early Years — Food choices for children aged 1–5 years in early education and childcare settings.

National Care Standards (Early education and childcare up to the age of 16) — Cover services for children and young people up to the age of 16 years which are to be regulated under the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 (‘the Act’). They apply equally to services operating in the public, private and voluntary sectors, and in domestic or non-domestic premises which provide services for over two hours a day and for six days or more each year. The range of services covered includes nursery classes, crèches, childminders, after school clubs and playgroups.

Preventing Overweight and Obesity in Scotland — A Route Map Towards Healthy Weight.

Recipe for Success — Scotland’s National Food and Drink Policy


Fun First Foods — An easy guide to introducing solid foods.

Social Capital, Health and Wellbeing — A planning and evaluation toolkit

The eatwell plate

Seasonal Scottish fruit and vegetable calendar

Guide to Storing Fruit and Veg


Broomhouse Health Strategy Group — aims to promote healthy lifestyles within the local community by providing access to affordable food and through involvement in local events. And to raise awareness of health issues through education and carry this out in partnership with the local community in a welcoming and inclusive approach.

Community Food and Health (Scotland) — aim 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.

Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE) — aim is to improve health and well being and contribute to regeneration in disadvantaged and excluded geographical and interest communities by promoting the consumption of fruit, veg, pulses and other healthy products and encouraging and supporting volunteering which brings a range of personal, family and community benefits.

Community Health Exchange (CHEX) — is one of the leading agencies in Scotland that provides a resource in supporting community development approaches to health improvement and challenging health inequalities.

Food and Health Alliance — a Scottish network that engages a variety of people from different sectors and professions who are all involved with food and health work. It helps to inform people, connect people with others, and aid policy development and implementation.

Food Standards Scotland — Commitment is to improve food safety and standards in Scotland and protect the health of Scotland's population in relation to food.

Get Cooking — a project which aims to overcome some of the barriers to eating a healthy diet. It is part of West Lothian’s CHCP and is funded through Social Policy.

Greener Scotland - a one-stop website for greener living. This site combines a wide range of information and a heap of resources to help everyone in the country go greener together.

Healthy Start — free vouchers every week which are swapped for milk, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and infant formula milk. There are also free vitamins.

Healthy Working Lives — to help employers, employees and all our partner agencies come together to create a much healthier and more motivated workforce.

The Healthy Living Award — rewards catering establishments for dishing up healthier food and finding ways of helping their customers make better food choices.

The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) — for the benefit of the community to promote the advancement of Environmental Health by stimulating general interest in and disseminating knowledge concerning Environmental Health, promoting education and training in matters relating to Environmental Health, and maintaining, by examination or otherwise, high standards of professional practice and conduct on the part of Environmental Health Officers in Scotland.

Lothian Community Health Initiatives Forum - supporting the work of Community Health Initiatives (CHIs) and community projects right across Edinburgh and the Lothians who use a community development approach to tackle health inequalities.

Love Food Hate Waste — website for food lovers who hate waste. Find out how to save money and help the environment with hints, tips and recipe ideas.

Maternal and Early Years Website - NHS Health Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Government has developed a website for professionals working in health, local and community and voluntary authorities to support health improvement in early years.

NHS Health Scotland — Scotland’s health improvement agency which provides information and resources to support health improvement practitioners and organisations working to improve Scotland’s health and reduce inequalities.

Nourish Scotland - reconnecting producers, growers, retailers, consumers and all who care for local, sustainable food in Scotland. It is working to create a stronger food culture to make healthy, local, seasonal, and organic food available everywhere in Scotland.

Pilton Community Health Project — have been helping the local community tackle the main barriers to a healthy life style for 20 years and are still doing so to this day.