Free cooking lessons on the menu for local families


Cooking lessons aimed at making healthy food fun for young children and parents are being offered for free by a local NHS trust.

The Big Cook, Little Cook course is aimed at families with children aged three to four living in the Calderdale area and is being run by the Calderdale health improvement service.

The Calderdale health improvement service is provided by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – who also run mental health and learning disability services in the district.

The Big Cook, Little Cook course aims to support families to eat healthily. Spread over four weeks, each two hour session will teach families a new recipe and help parents and their children work together to cook up healthy meals.

Rachel Smith, health improvement practitioner at the Trust said: “This is a great opportunity for families with young children to come together and make healthy food fun. We’ll have some really useful tips for parents on how to eat healthily on a budget and how they can plan meals to save money.

“It’s really important that we teach children from an early age the benefits of healthy eating and show them that cooking is really enjoyable – it’s also a great way to spend time together as a family.”

The first of the Big Cook, Little Cook courses starts on Wednesday 1 October at the Jubilee children’s centre in Halifax with a second course starting on Tuesday 4 November at Boothtown children’s centre.


Free cooking lessons on the menu for local families

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