Cooking Class

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BSCP FOOD SKILLS & COOKERY PROJECT

What does the project provide?

The project provides a range of healthy food knowledge and cookery activities to improve the diet of children in primary schools and community settings.

The Weekly Workshop Team consist of FACET Lead Tutor Roxanne Benjamin-Hoppie and support workers, including partners’ staff. The team have practical experience and are supported by academics from Kingston University, enabling the team to be at the forefront of expert delivery and to link with the public health.

Activities include:

Workshop sessions on Food skills, practical Cookery and nutrition guidelines application for: 

  • 2 Primary Schools: Years 5 and 6 at Highview and Christchurch C.E 

  • 2 Community groups: Young Carers at KLS and Holiday club at LARA
     

Group educational day seminars and presentations for: 
 

  • Parents

  • Whole school assemblies

    Talks and meetings in: 

     

  • Consultation with schools and community leaders on possible healthy food resources, menus and cookery initiatives 

  • Participatory approaches and reaching the hard to reach 

  • Working with partner schools and community groups

 

Advice and workshop observations by: 

  • Kingston University academic

  • Public Health representative

 

Resources for: 

  • ethnically diverse communities 

  • Schools  

  • Holiday club

  • Young Carers project

Planned:  Accredited Training in Food Safety Level 2 through Chartered Institute of Environmental   

Who does the project reach?

The project worked with schools, community groups, ethnic minorities and hard to reach groups in disadvantaged areas of Battersea, SW11 London Borough of Wandsworth.

 

Unique Selling Point?

The project works in the heart of Battersea ethnically diverse communities delivering African and Caribbean healthy food and skills training, and practical cooking activities.