Healthy food at centre of Glenrothes event

From left: Sinead McArthur, Elizabeth Hunter and Avril Buchanan

From left: Sinead McArthur, Elizabeth Hunter and Avril Buchanan

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Projects using food to make a positive contribution to their community are being showcased at an event in Glenrothes.

Last year, NHS Fife awarded over £40,000 of Health Improvement funding to initiatives that put the promotion of a healthy diet at the heart of their ambitions.

Now a number of those have been invited to showcase their success at the ‘Taking Food into the Community’ event at Rothes Halls on March 24, where they will be joined by others working to spread health and wellbeing.

Groups appearing include ‘Cook Well, Feel Good’ providing hands-on cooking workshops to people with severe mental health problems in Leven; Fife Gingerbread, working with young single parents to promote the importance of nutrition; and the Ladybird Nursery, which raises awareness of the importance of food by bringing it to parents.

Lyndsay Clark, senior health promotion officer, said: “The projects that are appearing have not only made important contributions to improving the health of the community, but many are also engaging with people who are perhaps harder to reach, more vulnerable, or even impacted by social isolation.

“The physical and mental benefits of a healthy lifestyle are well known, however what is lesser known is how easy it can be to make the changes necessary to enjoy these benefits.”