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Healthy Food Made Easy

Summary:

Healthy Food Made Easy is a 6 week peer-led nutrition and cookery course developed by community dieticians, aimed at helping people of all ages to make affordable healthier choices when shopping, cooking and eating which in turn can ultimately help reduce diet related conditions.

All weeks include a theory section and a cookery section. Sessions are 2½ hours.

Details:

Cork Sports Partnership through the WellComm Active Initiative are now taking applications from suitable community groups and members of the community to do our ‘Healthy Food Made Easy’ programme.

This is a 6 week nutrition education programme developed by community dietitians for use with adult groups to promote healthy eating and to build simple cookery skills.

The aim is to improve the nutritional knowledge and eating habits of participants which in turn can ultimately help reduce diet related chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer.

What information does this programme cover? There are 6 sessions of 2½ hours. The practical sessions focus on healthy eating on a budget & simple family foods. There is group participation in the cookery & participants are encouraged to try recipes out at home.

Session 1- ‘Building a Food Pyramid’ (introducing healthy eating guidelines)
Session 2- ‘The Fibre Providers’ (Fibre in cereals, fruit & vegetables)
Session 3- ‘Focus on Fats’ (learning about the good & bad fats)
Session 4- ‘Food for Life’ (family eating, childrens’ diets)
Session 5- ‘Shop Smart’ (Shopping on a budget, food labelling)
Session 6- ‘The Road Ahead’ (planning long term changes in eating habits)

 

Who can take part in this programme? 

Any individual or group can sign-up for the programme.

Some of our groups have included young parents, men/women living alone with poor cooking skills, adults moving from care into independent living, but the course is adaptable to any group or individual.

It is not suitable for groups of young people less than 17yrs.

Trained tutors are available to deliver the programme in certain areas: Cork City and County.

Ideally a group number of 10-12 participants would suit best. – A minimum of 8 confirmed people MUST be available for the course to go ahead. Programmes are usually run in the venue where groups regularly meet – a group space & basic kitchen area is needed. Groups may be asked to make a small contribution to the cost of this programme – at a minimum cost of ingredients should be covered.

Please highlight this opportunity to any suitable community groups that you link with.  Courses will be organised based on demand, suitability of group & availability of tutor.

For more information or application, please contact Eoin Kaar, Project Lead, WellComm Active: WellCommActive@CorkSports.ie / 021 434 7096

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