Edinburgh Community Food are delighted to be partnering with LINKnet Mentoring to offer a new project called Eat Well for Oral Health.

Coming soon!!

Edinburgh Community Food and LINKnet Mentoring will be running FREE 8 week cooking and nutrition courses throughout the year to help people gain confidence in cooking nutritious affordable meals and providing oral health awareness information.

Participants will learn how to:

  • cook nutritious meals to enjoy with others or take home
  • achieve a healthy balanced diet and reduce sugar intake

Participants will also receive:

  • support and advice on oral health
  • guidance on how to access an NHS Dentist
  • free nutrition and oral health resources

To find out more, please contact Jo Howie, Food and Health Development Officer at [email protected] or call 0131 467 7326.

Eat Well for Oral Health is a community-based food skills and nutrition project to drive oral health improvements for all living in vulnerable circumstances and affected by socio-economic and race inequalities across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

It is designed to improve child, family - and targeted communities - oral health by sharing diet and nutrition knowledge and enhancing cooking skills and confidence using a community-based approach.

The project will link with participants through existing community groups, to focus relevant messaging, provide support and to strengthen mutuality within each group. Key delivery components are:  Healthy Eating, Information & Awareness, Practice, Advocacy, Connections, and Capacity Building, each with a firm emphasis on empowering people to get well and stay well.

Useful Resources: 

Childsmile

NHS Inform - General Dental Services

NHS Forth Valley – Multicultural Nutrition

VegPower UK

Eat Well for Oral Health is a collaboration:  Edinburgh Community Food and LINKnet Mentoring as lead partners responsible for delivery of Eat Well for Oral Health, The Scottish Government providing overall governance and funding, and lead management provided by NHS Lothian’s Health Improvement Team with regular involvement of other Boards’ Health Improvement Teams.