‘1 million deaths a year are caused by diseases related to poor diets’
Childhood obesity is growing at an alarming rate. Being overweight or obese significantly increases the risk of devastating, but largely preventable diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart and liver disease, stroke and related mental health conditions
In Stoke-on-Trent an alarming 40.5% of children are obese or overweight by year 6.
Advice around healthy eating can be confusing and sometimes contradictory. We are on a mission to provide advice, guidance and support to young people and their families around nutrition so that the dietary choices they make are positive ones.
Our food education workshops offer healthy eating advice and tips to young people through interactive activities such as smoothie making and taste tests. Our staff are qualified in nutrition and experts in delivering topics around ‘getting your 5 a day’, ‘healthy food swaps’ and ‘hidden sugars’.
Cook & Eat
Our cook & eat sessions teach young people, parents and carers how to cook tasty, nutritious dishes on a budget, using fresh ingredients. Participants find out how to make healthy versions of their favourite takeaway meals using a range of simple cooking techniques. They also explore how food choices influence energy levels, sleep, memory, focus and mood, as well as how good nutrition can help to combat anxiety and stress.