Prepare from scratch
Cooking from scratch is a great way to learn more about what is in your food and have better control over what you eat.
The Nutrition Skills For Life TM scheme works with partner agencies and organisations to ensure that everyone in Wales has the skills, opportunity and confidence to access the food they need for good health. Their website offers host of training courses as well as practical nutrition tips and advice, recipe ideas and interactive games that are suitable for all ages.
If you would like to develop your cookery skills and learn more about how to cook from scratch, you might want to try their Get Cooking course. This is a free, practical cookery course that can be completed over 6-8 weeks. The course is delivered in a fun and informal way and allows participants to develop confidence and skills in preparing healthy meals. The course is accredited with Agored Cymru at Level 1 and these courses run throughout Cardiff and Vale.
The Public Health Dietetics team have a range of fantastic recipes for Get Cooking course participants, through Nutrition Skills for Life. They would like to share them more widely to support people and families cooking at home during these challenging times.
The recipes might also be useful for Food Response Partners to give out with emergency food parcels or alongside member meals.
Get Cooking tutors can be trained through the NUTRITION SKILLS FOR LIFE TM Scheme. Once trained, tutors can access high quality resources such as a Get Cooking recipe book, learner workbooks and tutor handbook.
And if you already have good cooking skills, why not share these with your children, friends and family so that they can learn to cook from scratch too!
If you are looking to try new recipes that you don’t have the equipment for, why not try renting equipment from Benthyg? They have premises in Barry and Penarth, and are now expanding a mobile service to the rest of the Vale.