*This blog post has been updated to include the fantastic work of our Harrogate team who have been supporting healthy eating with young families. See Madison’s teddy bear pizza featured below!

Projects across the whole of Foundation offer healthy eating groups. Building customers’ confidence and knowledge around choosing and preparing good food plays a vital role in readying people for independent living.

Here Project manager Kate reports on a healthy eating initiative running at our Kirklees services:

‘Further to a successful grant application the Kirklees Team secured some funding to promote Healthy Eating amongst customers. Part of the funding was used to train Support Assistants in Level 1Food and Hygiene so they could prepare food with customers. Moving forward the aim is to train a small number of customers so that they can help prepare the food at customer groups. This is a fantastic way for our customers to work in co-production with the service.

Housing Support Workers and Support Assistants now deliver a Friday morning Breakfast Club at the office where customers can come learn how to cook a healthy breakfast on a budget whilst getting a warm meal and socialising with other customers.

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The weekly session helps customer develop knowledge around healthy eating, cooking skills, and social interaction all improving overall wellbeing.’

*Our Harrogate team have been working hard to build healthy eating into the lives of our youngest customers. Madison age 3, from Harrogate, is now a pizza expert, thanks to guidance from support worker, Jayne.

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