Healthy Food Made Easy
Healthy Food Made Easy is a 6 week nutrition and cookery programme developed by community dietitians. This programme helps participants to make affordable healthier choices when shopping, cooking and eating to improve their long-term health. Each session lasts 2 to 2 and half hours and includes activities on healthy eating and practical group cookery.
Kerry Sports Partnership through the Well Comm Active Initiative are now taking applications from community groups and community members across Kerry to join our ‘Healthy Food Made Easy’ programmes.
The aim of the programme is to increase the knowledge of basic healthy eating messages and empower participants to have the confidence to prepare affordable meals at home. This 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?
This programme is aimed at adults with limited budget and cooking skills who want to learn more about healthy eating. Individuals or existing community groups 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.
Programmes 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 programme to go ahead.
Programmes are usually run in the venue where groups regularly meet – a group space and basic kitchen area is needed. The course is FREE.
Details of all upcoming courses can be found by contacting Ray Lally Well Comm Active Kerry co-ordinator on 087 3922929.
- Participant Booklet.
- Visit from a CORU registered HSE dietitian on week 5/6.
- Weekly educational element.
- Weekly group cooking.
- Advice and 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)