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Funded by the Health Improvement Fund, the multi-agency West Lothian Food and Health Steering group has been implementing a local Food and Health Action Plan since 2001.

This plan is based on the National Food and Health Strategy - 'Eating for Health' and is focused on children and young people and tackling health inequalities. The group works in partnership with a number of organisations to implement programmes to improve the diet of the population of West Lothian.

These include:

  • The development and implementation of a local breastfeeding strategy
  • Healthy weaning programmes
  • A breakfast club programme in 24 schools
  • A 'get cooking' programme
  • Support for the development of a Food Co-op Network to improve access to fruit and vegetables
  • Support for the implementation of 'Hungry for Success' in schools
  • A small grant scheme for community and voluntary groups and training and resources for staff.