Spotlight on Food and Fluid

Information about food and fluid, and guidance from the Care Inspectorate for both adults/older people, and children/young people.

Our Adults and Older People section has been established first but soon we will launch the Children and Young People section.

You can also find resources including good practice and templates/tools which should be useful and applicable to many age groups.

Eatwell Guide









The Healthy Living Award

The healthy living award is a national award which rewards caterers who make it easier for their customers to eat healthily. The award is supported by the NHS Health Scotland and the Scottish Government.

There are a number of care homes who currently hold the award and understand the importance of improving of health and wellbeing of their residents and staff through achieving the award criteria.

To achieve the award there are certain conditions which must be met and these are based around the general principals of a healthy balanced diet and include:
• Keeping levels of fat, salt and sugar to a minimum in the food you serve.
• Make fruit and vegetables available.
• Make starchy foods the main part of most meals.
• Make at least 50% of the food you serve using healthier ingredients and cooking methods, in line with specific healthy living criteria.

If you wish to apply for the award, and play your part in achieving a healthier Scotland, you can do so by visiting and clicking on the online form, alternatively you can print off, complete and return the forms by post.

If you wish to register a group of businesses for the healthy living award please contact or call 0141 414 2880 and NHS Health Scotland can help streamline the process for you.

Should you decide to apply NHS Health Scotland are happy to support you through the process, they are always at the end of the phone or email to help you meet the criteria.


Eat Well Age Well Project

Food Train is Launching the Eat Well, Age Well Project: Small grants being made available to support older people living at home who are at risk of becoming malnourished

Small Ideas, Big Impact Grants – Opening 1st October 2018

What are the grants?
Applicant can apply for funds ranging from £50 to £5000 to test ideas which will prevent, detect and/or treat malnutrition. If you have an idea, or ideas, to help older people to eat more, to eat better and to improve their wellbeing, then we would love to hear from you. We would like this fund to reach as far and wide across all communities across Scotland.

Can I apply?
This fund has been specifically designed so that individuals, community groups, social enterprises, charities and public-sector workers can test out their ideas around the theme of older people living well via well. You could be a carer, a dietician, or a volunteer or a maybe you are a member of your community who would like to make a difference to local older people.

When do applications open and how do I apply?
Applications open on Monday 1st October and will close on 7th December 2018.
Apply online at
or call us on: 0131 447 8151 if you would like help in talking through your idea or need support in completing your application
or email at

Watch a short film on the grants and why you should apply










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