Healthy Food Made Easy is a 6 week peer-led nutrition and cookery course developed by community dieticians, 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.
All weeks include a theory section and a cookery demo/cook along section. Each session is 2½ hours long.
Cork Sports Partnership through the WellComm Active Initiative are now taking applications from community groups and community members to join our ‘Healthy Food Made Easy’ programmes.
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.
It is not suitable for groups of young people less than 17yrs.
Trained tutors are available to deliver the programme in all areas across Cork. Courses are currently being delivered online free of charge.
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.
‘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)