Food For Thought

Engaging parents through food activities and using redistributed food to make cooking groups more successful, were just some of the topics on offer at a recent food activities celebration event in Camelon.

The event was hosted by NHS Forth Valley’s Nutrition and Dietetic Health Improvement team as an opportunity for those involved in community based food activities to showcase their work and celebrate the successes and achievements of local groups and organisations.

Following a lunch, those attending the event got to hear presentations from various delegates, including start up Stirling and Carriden Community Volunteer Group, who shared their very different experiences of food work across Forth Valley. Local organisations taking part included the Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Tullibody Fruit Barra, Bo’ness Academy and Cyrenians Good Food, who all had stalls at the event to allow people to find out more about their work.

The NHS Forth Valley Nutrition Team works with partners from across the voluntary, local authority and health sectors to support healthier food choices through improved knowledge, skills and access to resources and training.