One of the barriers to a healthy diet is having the skills, knowledge and confidence to shop for, and prepare, healthy meals. Community-based cookery sessions can offer a relaxed environment to learn cookery skills.
Sessions can either happen within an existing group or be open to all. They might take place in a local community centre but some areas have community kitchens for hire.
CFHS works to demonstrate the benefits of community cookery sessions, and to share learning from community food initiatives in order to improve their practice.
Our plan for 2018/19
- Disseminate learning from our realist evaluation of cooking skills activities – its self-evaluation focus and the findings that showed the positive impact that community cooking courses may have on people and their families
- Develop opportunities for practitioners to put knowledge into action by building on learning from the realist evaluation of cooking skills