Community Food Project
What is the Community Food project?
The Community Food Project aims to increase people’s knowledge, awareness and skills around healthy eating. As a result we hope to encourage people to eat well and lead healthier lives.
The team is working hard to get people back into their kitchens and cooking nutritious meals by teaching practical cooking skills to people of all abilities and ages. If you have a group who may benefit from this or would like more information on courses near you, then contact us today!
Healthy Eating Advice
Whatever the age, size or type of group, our Community Food Team are on hand to deliver practical and informative sessions, that aim to raise awareness of what is a healthy balanced diet and the possible risks of a unhealthy diet.
Basic Nutrition Training
The team offers basic nutrition training to groups of healthcare workers, community carers and anyone that works with families. Training aims to increase people’s knowledge of food and nutrition which will enable greater support for service users and encourage a wider dissemination of healthy eating messages.
Introducing solid foods
With the support of health visitors, the team delivers various weaning workshops and drop-ins across Telford. This enables parents to give their child the best start to life in accordance with the Department of Health guidelines. For more information see our Weaning Calendar.
They also work with groups to provide information about healthy snacks and meals.
The team are currently working alongside primary and secondary schools in the Telford area in order to help children to become more aware of what it means to eat a healthy balanced diet and the importance that this has on health. They are doing this via healthy eating assemblies, healthy lunchbox workshops and offering practical advice to parents.
The team also work with vulnerable adults to deliver practical sessions about the importance of eating a healthy balanced diet. The team can help raise awareness of the risks of eating too many foods high in fats and sugar and also the risks of alcohol.
If you know a group of individuals who may benefit from this, please contact us.