This week saw the start of our second Online Food Skills programme! We delivered ingredient and equipment bags to St Saviour’s Primary School in Govan, Turf Youth Project in Pollok and Pollok United Soccer Academy in Corkerhill. Next week, the programme will also start in Ash Park Primary School in Arden.
In July we received funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to further develop our Online Food Skills Programme. The programme was piloted during lockdown with thanks to funding we received from the Corra Foundation and it was a huge success. The new funding allowed us to recruit a full-time member of staff to deliver the programme in four different areas of Glasgow. It also allowed us to further develop the programme in response to feedback from the pilot programme, we are now able to offer parents/carers one-to-one nutritional support on a variety of topics.
The Online Food Skills Programme aims to develop cooking and nutrition skills by teaching children and young people how to prepare easy, nutritious and tasty meals from scratch. Each week we will deliver all the basic ingredients needed to cook a meal along with a recipe card and a link to our short video demonstration. Social media is widely used by families for nutritional information but it is often saturated with inaccurate and misleading advice, we aim to cut through this by offering families access to reliable, evidence-based nutritional support and information based on strong scientific research.
We are really looking forward to working with the families and sharing the outcomes of this exciting project!