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Diverse Cookery Clubs lead the way

Updated: Jun 5

GCDA has been delivering the Royal Borough of Greenwich Public Health

‘A taste of Health’ cookery clubs for the past nine years.


We are fortunate to have a very diverse community in our borough, and our Cookery Club tutors and participants reflect this.


Last year, nearly 700 people came along to our clubs. Nearly 35% of participants were from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups, and a third were men.



The cookery clubs which are held at various community spaces around the borough, are delivered over a 5-week period, and are led by local people who have all completed the 12-week Open College Network Healthy Eating/Cookery Club course.


The clubs offer a fun experience and demonstrate how small changes to the way food is prepared, can make it healthier.  For example added salt can be replaced with extra flavouring through herbs, lemon, and garlic. All the recipes used are based on the Eatwell Guide and are adaptable. 


We cover a range of healthy eating topics including cooking on a budget and shopping tips. Everyone gets involved with meal preparation and then they sit down together to have a chat.



Here is what participants have said about our cookery clubs:


"I thoroughly enjoyed the cooking club sessions. The sessions were very informative, and I have a new outlook on food.

 

"We just want to say thank you for having us. It was a great experience for both of us. We met some great people and gained a good insight to healthy eating and healthy meals. It is definitely something we will look to do again in the near future. All the meals and desserts were delicious".

  

"I learned a lot of cooking skills, with new ingredients in the class. The part about nutrition labels is very useful. I gained knowledge on buying healthier products."


To find out more about our Cookery Clubs or to enquire about training as a cookery club tutor please email cookeryclubs@gcda.org.uk


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