Serve up a healthy treat with Cook and Eat


A series of sessions have been organised by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to support families in Wakefield to make positive changes to their eating habits, learn to cook healthy recipes, and gain confidence in the kitchen.

The ‘Cook and Eat’ sessions, led by the Trust’s community food and health team, will help attendees to learn useful cooking skills and teach them helpful tips on how to budget for meals.

Sessions have been organised throughout May, starting with courses at Wakefield Sports Club in College Grove on Thursday 14 May. The sessions will run for five weeks and local families can choose to attend from 10am – 12pm or 1pm – 3pm.

Beverley Juniper, team leader for the community food and health team, said: “Our Cook and Eat sessions are a fun way for you to learn how to make small changes in order to lead a healthier lifestyle. Confidence in the kitchen is a great life skill to have – and it’s especially great for families when they are able to turn cooking into a sociable and rewarding experience at home.

“If you find that you sometimes struggle in the kitchen and would like to learn how to prepare a variety of meals from start to finish, come along to our sessions led by our experienced trainers and we’ll get you ‘cooking with gas’!”

To view a full list of the sessions and venues visit the Trust’s website at The team is able to accept group bookings but prior notice will need to be given. To book or to find out more about the sessions contact the community food and health team on 01977 699146 or 01924 361212 (extension 232/231) or email the team at

Serve up a healthy treat with Cook and Eat

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