REHIS Journal - Summer Edition

The Summer 2008 edition of Environmental Health Scotland, the REHIS Journal, can be accessed on the members area.
Members will receive their copies of the Journal in the next 7 to 10 days.

Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland Elementary Food and Health tutor promotion

Community Food and Health Scotland (CFHS) is a national organisation that supports local communities to tackle inequalities in food and health. CFHS is keen to support organisations in the homeless sector to strengthen their capacity/ability to deliver food and health promoting activity by helping to increase the number of accredited REHIS Elementary Food and Health course tutors in the homeless sector.

Exploration of Adult Food Portion Size Tools- April 2008

The Eatwell plate is the national food guide used in Scotland. The guide introduces the five food groups used in nutritional planning, illustrates the types of foods within each group, the balance between groups and provides guidance on frequency and portion sizes of fruits, vegetables and fish. The study aims to identify approaches to designing quantitative guidance on food consumption for adults and to ascertain perceived desirability and practical communication issues surrounding the use of such guidance.

South Lanarkshire Council celebrate a milestone in food safety training

Food hygiene training courses for local businesses have been running for almost ten years at South Lanarkshire Council.This month saw the 5000th person complete their training at the REHIS Approved Training Centre based in Hamilton.
At an award ceremony on the 2 June Councillor Gerry Convery, Chair of Community Resources, South Lanarkshire Council marked the milestone of the 5000th participant to receive their REHIS Certificate in Food Hygiene by presenting Caroline Duris from Alexander Young Bakers, Hamilton with her certificate.

Infectious Diseases Symposium: Problems and Challenges

This symposium has been designed to provide informed, contemporary and relevant information on some areas of current interest in infectious diseases. Zoonoses continue to be a very important and often misunderstood area of infection. The morning sessions will cover topical issues and recent developments in both the challenges of diagnosis and management of three important zoonoses; Q fever, lyme borreliosis and rabies. Click here for more information. Symposium details

Bernard Forteath inaugurated as IFEH President

The Institute is pleased to announce that Bernard Forteath a REHIS Past President was inaugurated as President of the International Federation of Environmental Health at the Gala Congress Dinner held in Brisbane.
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News from the World Congress in Brisbane

This is the first time that the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland has exhibited at the World
Congress on Environmental Health and we are delighted to have a presence at this most important environmental health event at such a prestigious venue.I take this opportunity to thank the congress team at the AIEH and commend them for all their endeavours over the past months.
Robert Howe - President, REHIS
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South Ayrshire Elementary Food and Health Training Awards Ceremony

During the last twelve months 112 people in South Ayrshire successfully completed the Elementary Food and Health Course.To mark their success the Council organised an award ceremony which took place on the 30th April 2008 in the County Buildings,Ayr.Eleven courses were provided in South Ayrshire as part of a project delivered by Environmental Health staff and funded by the Food Standards Agency Scotland.

Conference 2008 - a great success!

The conference held in Edinburgh earlier this month proved to be a great success. Highlights included
• a stirring Presidential Address by Robert Howe followed by a range of excellent presentations made by eminent speakers
• a small but select exhibition by partner organisations
• a very enjoyable conference dinner with representatives of our many partner organisations attending as guests

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