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Outdoor Cooking Event at Root’n’Fruit

Published: 31st May 2019

Cook and Eat Well in Stoke-on-Trent moved outdoors for a family event this May half-term thanks to the hospitality of the community allotments at Root’n’Fruit in Middleport.

On the menu was some delicious mini flatbread pizzas, cooked from scratch on an open fire, all with the help of everyone that took part. Everyone had a chance to stew up a batch of vegetarian pizza topping before families got put to work making their own healthy flatbreads to stone bake over the fire.

Great fun was had all round with activities such as planting seeds, harvesting fresh produce from the community garden and sign making to ensure we don’t mix up of runner beans with our super-hot chillies.

Come join in over the summer when we will doing it all over again, making even more great healthy food and getting stuck in harvesting our summer vegetables to cook into delicious meals over the fire.

Keep updated at Root’n’Fruit and our Cook and Eat Well Facebook page.

Cook Together Eat Together Birmingham

Published: 22nd May 2019

Cook Together Eat Together has now launched in Birmingham!

Funded by Birmingham City Council through the NNS Innovation Fund, Groundwork West Midlands will deliver 14 FREE cooking clubs to residents of Birmingham aged 50 and over. The clubs will be delivered in the following constituencies; Yardley, Hall Green and Hodge Hill.

The project aims to increase individual’s social participation and encourage healthier eating habits. Participants will gain the skills and knowledge to enable them to cook from scratch, maintain a healthy balanced diet whilst also reducing social isolation.

Bookings for courses are being taken now, please contact the cook and eat well team to book your place.

 

Cook Together Eat Together goes Outdoors!

Published: 20th May 2019

We took Cook Together Eat Together (CTET) outdoors in support of Coventry Warwickshire Mind and the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s public health project- The Environment and Me (Team).

We supported the day by providing healthy eating advice alongside a delicious vegetable stew and even some rather tasty flatbreads. This gave us a great chance to promote our courses, network with other organisations whilst supporting another National Lottery Community Fund project. 

We're looking forward to getting cooking outdoors again soon!

  

 

Cook Together, Eat Together reaches it's first 100 people!

Published: 25th April 2019

Cook Together Eat Together (CTET) is a nutritional based public health intervention designed to tackle social isolation in over 55’s.

Recently we just ticked over the 100 people completing the course mark, woohoo! Thank you to all who have attended we hope you have enjoyed the cookery clubs. 117 people aged 55 and over have now completed a CTET course in Coventry, since we began in December. Many of whom have had the privilege of meeting Silvia Grace, a senior dietician working with us advising participants on how to improve their diet. To book onto our latest block of free cooking clubs, follow the free cooking courses link on our website.

You're Going Down PEAS!

Published: 1st March 2019

As Cook and Eat Well are passionate about delicious food and recipes, we are taking part in ITV’s Veg Power. Each week we focus on a different vegetable and we will post a tasty recipe of the week from our page.

This week we need your help to defeat the peas. Why don’t you pop over to our recipes page and try our delicious mini omelettes they are full of pea’s and protein!

Cook Together Eat Together in Coventry

Published: 26th November 2018

Cook Together Eat Together is launching!

Join us at Central Library on 6th December between 11am and 2pm to find out more about this exciting new project coming to Coventry!

If you can't wait to find out some details, there is a sneek peek here

Cook and Eat Well in Stoke on Trent

Published: 4th September 2018

The new school year is starting again.

Now the children are back in school why not come and join one of our fun cooking groups!?

You will cook different dishes each week, try 3-4 courses each session and all of this is totally free!

Spaces are filling up fast - book today here

Food For Thought

Published: 21st February 2018

Groundwork West Midlands are pleased to annouce the launch of Food for Thought!

Food for Thought is a free cooking course aimed at young adults aged 18-25, to help boost health and wellbeing, develop practical skills, increase confidence levels and reduce social isolation.

If you are interested or would like more information please contact Kirsty on 0121 530 5516

Volunteering with Cook and Eat Well

Published: 22nd January 2018

Lisa is volunteering for Cook and Eat Well on our cooking course at Grace Academy. She is a Dietetics Student at Coventry University. She is learning about how to help people make informed and practical choices about the food they eat. Here is what she has to say:

“Volunteering at Cook and Eat Well has provided me which an excellent insight to the public health domain of dietetics. It was great to hear from those who attended, how each session has made them think more mindfully about the food they provide for themselves and their families. Also, it was interesting to see how the sessions had a wider effect, such as enabling people to develop their English skills. This has been an invaluable opportunity and has definitely helped me translate the theory of dietetics and public health into reality, and has provided me with a great step prior to going on a clinical and community based placement for my course!”

It's been great having you with us Lisa!

New Public Health Campaigns

Published: 2nd January 2018

It's January - a great time to start making smaller changes to become healthier.

Public Health England and the NHS have launched two new campaigns to help you on your way - click on the links below for more information!

Healthier Snacks - from Change 4 Life

Smokefree Health Harms

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