For more information on the Cork Sports Partnerships – Healthy Food Made Easy Click HERE
Healthy Food Made Easy is a 6 week nutrition and cookery course developed by community dieticians. This course is aimed at helping people of all ages to make affordable healthier choices when shopping, cooking and eating which in turn can ultimately help reduce diet related conditions.
This course includes a theory section and a cookery demonstration section. Each session is approximately 2 hours long.
Cork Sports Partnership through the WellComm Active Initiative are now taking applications from community groups and community members across Cork to join our ‘Healthy Food Made Easy’ programmes. The programme is also being rolled out as part of the Sláintecare Healthy Communities Initiative in North Cork City.
The aim of the programme is to improve the nutritional knowledge and eating habits of participants which in turn can ultimately help reduce diet related chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer.
Who can take part in this programme?
Any individual or group can sign-up for the programme. Some of our groups have included young parents, men/women living alone with poor cooking skills, adults moving from care into independent living, but the course is adaptable to any group or individual.
Courses are delivered face-to-face and online.
Ideally a group number of 10-12 participants would suit best. – A minimum of 8 confirmed people MUST be available for the course to go ahead.
Programmes are usually run in the venue where groups regularly meet – a group space & basic kitchen area is needed. The course is FREE, but groups may be asked to make a small contribution to the cost of this programme – at a minimum cost of ingredients should be covered.
Details of all upcoming courses can be found by clicking the button below. Please note courses delivered as part of the Sláintecare Healthy Communities Initiative in North Cork City will be delivered at the Northside Community Enterprises (NCE), Redemption Road, Farranferris.
- Participant Booklet.
- Visit from a community dietitian on week 5/6.
- Weekly educational element.
- Weekly cook-along / cooking demonstration.
- Advice & Tips for healthy eating.
- Healthy Eating recipes for all the family.
‘Building a Food Pyramid’
(introducing healthy eating guidelines)
‘The Fibre Providers’
(Fibre in cereals, fruit & vegetables)
‘Focus on Fats’
(learning about the good & bad fats)
‘Food for Life’
(family eating, childrens’ diets)
(Shopping on a budget, food labelling)
‘The Road Ahead’
(planning long term changes in eating habits)