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 2017/18
- Development and capacity building for community food initiatives through investment and support.
- Disseminate and apply learning from the small-scale realist evaluation of cooking skills courses for low-income and vulnerable communities carried out in 2015/2016 and 2016/2017
- A survey will be undertaken across a range of sectors in order to provide a snapshot of providers delivering cooking courses to low-income communities and their practice.