Cooking Skills Blog 18: Come and hear about our cooking skills work, learn from your colleagues and share your ideas

If you are enjoying our blog discussions and would like to have a go at unpicking some of the finer details of cooking course activities for yourself alongside your colleagues, we have two events coming up that may interest you. Both are free of charge:

  1. CFHS learning exchange: community cooking skills courses. Central Edinburgh, 10.30 – 3.30pm Thursday 10 November

 This whole day event focusing on cooking skills courses will give you the opportunity to:

  • Meet your colleagues from across Scotland running cooking courses
  • Hear about CFHS cooking skills work and study group
  • Discuss and take part in activities that will help you critically appraise the variety of ways that cooking skills courses can be run, and consider what activities might suit some participant groups more than others
  • Get some tips and ideas on how to review and improve evaluation of cooking skills course
  • Share ideas on how to run cooking courses with particular groups (e.g: people with autism, children)
  • Hear about, and get a copy of our new guide: – ‘What’s cooking in Scotland? Part three: Tools and ideas to help you critically appraise your cooking skills courses’
  • Find out about resources / bring your own to share

You can book here  Places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, and registration closes on 23 October.
2. The CFHS annual networking event ‘Chewing things over …’ , Wednesday 26 October at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh.

The day will feature a mix of speakers and workshops and dedicated networking sessions, on the theme of food, health and inequalities; taking a dignified and compassionate approach.

Our conference will have two workshops (each just over an hour long) that focus on cooking skills courses. You will be able to choose from one of these:

  • Critically appraising your cooking skills courses – tips and ideas. This workshop will give you a taster of how our cooking skills study group have explored what course activities might work for whom and why. With time for discussion and activities.
  • Cooking skills courses for parents and children, and children with autism. This workshop will be led by two members of our cooking skills study group, who have experience of running cooking skills courses for primary school aged boys with Autism and for primary school aged children and their parents. With time for discussion.

You can find out more about our conference and book a place here:

Places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, and registration closes on 14 October.

kim.newstead@nhs.net

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