Cooking skills courses - improving practice: case studies

CFHS completed a *realist evaluation of 29 cooking skills courses in 2018. Eight organisations were involved in this cooking skills evaluation study group.
‘Chopping and Changing’ provides the findings from this study and ideas for running cooking courses. Three of the eight organisations then went on to incorporate learning from the realist evaluation into train the trainers’ cooking skills courses they deliver in their NHS Board areas. Others within the study group also went on to develop their ideas on running cooking groups.

*Rather than simply finding out if cooking courses ‘work’ a realist evaluation aimed to find out ‘what works, for whom, why and in what context’.

Confidence to Cook – training the trainers: improving evaluation skills to improve cooking skills courses

Background Fiona Matthew from the NHS Grampian Confidence to Cook programme took part in the CFHS cooking skills evaluation study group. In this case study, Fiona explains what she learned most from being part of the study group, what learning she pass …

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