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Scottish Rural Network Conference March 2010. Setting the Scene. Historical and Policy context Vision, Principles and Priorities Healthy Eating Cooking Academy and Training Centre. Historical context. 1997 - HLC programme launched in UK 2003 - Lottery and partner funding commenced

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Setting the scene
Setting the Scene

  • Historical and Policy context

  • Vision, Principles and Priorities

  • Healthy Eating

  • Cooking Academy and Training Centre

Historical context
Historical context

  • 1997 - HLC programme launched in UK

  • 2003 - Lottery and partner funding commenced

  • A fresh approach to Health Improvement

  • Community ownership and leadership

  • 2008/9 – BLF 5 year grant concludes

Policy context
Policy Context

  • Healthy Eating, Active Living: an action plan to improve diet, increase physical activity and tackle obesity (2008 – 2011)

  • Equally Well – reducing health inequalities

  • Preventing Overweight and Obesity in Scotland

Healthy valleys
Healthy Valleys

  • Company Limited by Guarantee

  • Charitable status

  • Governed by a Board of Directors

  • Located in rural South Lanarkshire

  • 6 full time staff and 3 part time

  • Specialist tutors

  • 250 registered volunteers

Our vision

To promote positive lifestyle change for people living in rural South Lanarkshire through the provision of a range of community led interventions which offer them sustainable health, improvement, development and gain.

Our principles
Our Principles

  • Tackling health inequalities

  • Addressing local health needs

  • Community Involvement

  • Partnership working

  • Additionality and sustainability

Promoting healthier lifestyles
Promoting Healthier Lifestyles

  • Physical Activity Programme

  • Healthy Eating Programme

  • Health Education and Promotion Programme

  • Capacity Building Programme

Healthy eating health education and promotion programmes
Healthy Eating, Health Education and Promotion Programmes

  • Healthy Weaning Initiative – aims to encourage parents to wean their babies from breast/bottle to home made foods

  • Ready, Steady get Cooking! – practical cooking programme for P7 aged children

  • Healthy eating for teenagers

  • Feeding the Family – hands on cooking course to encourage families to cook healthy meals

  • Clydesdale Community Food Market

  • Market transport

Healthy eating programme outputs and outcomes
Healthy Eating ProgrammeOutputs and Outcomes

  • Healthy Weaning Initiative delivered to 35 parents – 4 Volunteers

  • Ready Steady get Cooking – delivered 7 Courses to 154 children 11 volunteers

  • Feeding the Family delivered 4 courses to 94 parents /carers/ grandparents 8 volunteers

  • Increased knowledge of food

    and nutrition

  • Improved knowledge of the

    benefits of eating a healthy

    balanced diet

  • Enhanced cooking skills

  • Improved food health and


  • Improved confidence


The recipes are very easy and so much tastier than the quicker bought versions.

HWI participant

I’ve enjoyed it so much I have enquired into going to college and getting my food hygiene certificate.

FtF participant

I learned about knifes, salt and the difference between fruit and vegetables

P7 Child

I learned how to mix with people I don’t know because I became really confident. FtF participant

I have learnt a lot about the contents of food and what they consist of and their nutritional value so my baby will benefit for a lifetime

HWI participant

Clydesdale community food market
Clydesdale Community Food Market

  • Launched in June 2008

  • Constituted and independent group

  • 2 outlets

  • June – March 09 approx £18k turnover

  • Average of 40 customers per site per week

  • Local school involvement

Healthy eating for teens outputs and outcomes
Healthy Eating for TeensOutputs and Outcomes

  • 8 young people involved in development.

  • 10 young people passed their REHIS Food and Health Course

  • 12 young people are currently undertaking this course taking part in this.

  • Increased young people’s awareness of basic nutrition

  • Supported YP to develop practical cooking/food skills

  • Increased the confidence of staff / volunteers to deliver healthy eating activities

  • Created a new resource for further engagement with YP

Future developments
Future Developments

  • Feasibility study

  • Employability and Health

  • External Funding Applications