Community projects

Healthy Eating In Your Community

We want to bring our know-how to your community!

Improving healthy eating within communities is no easy task. Our aim is to give people the opportunity, skills and confidence to access a healthy diet for themselves, their families and their communities. We aim to achieve this by working closely with organisations and services to access funding, and offer FREE enjoyable initiatives that addresses health inequalities and barriers (affordability, cooking skills and culture) to healthy eating.

Our partners have included schools, faith groups, charities, local authorities and supermarkets.  We seek to engage people who don’t normally access health services and where possible establish and support health trainers to provide sustainability and new activities for their community. Contact us today and lets work in partnership.

Leicester Barbados Association

Community Cooking Projects

The Community Cooking Workshops can be tailored for your audience wishing to learn how to shop, cook and eat healthy foods. All food ingredients, food containers, personal folders and recipe cards are include in the price. We are based in Nottingham, but can facilitate our workshops at your location, providing you have an adequate equipped kitchen.

The ‘Cooking Together‘ 10-week project was ran in partnership with the ‘Rainbow Project’ and made a strong contribution to improving the self-confidence, employability and health and wellbeing of refugees living in Nottingham.

All our recipes are plant-based and are low in fats, sugars and salts, making them ideal recipes for individuals with dietary related illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol.

Our 100% hands-on workshops bring healthy cooking to your community.  Participants will cook quick, nutritious, sweet and savory plant-based meals from scratch. We will help establish and support your project, as well as training your staff.

Participants will learn cooking skills and the confidence to cook and eat healthy foods, as well as:

  • Recipes to increase the consumption of fruit and vegetables
  • Chance to cook and taste new foods
  • Discuss food topics
  • Fact or fiction
  • Cooking healthy doesn’t have to be expensive

“Cooking from scratch is the single most important thing we could do as a family to improve our health and general well-being” Michael Pollan

"HES have continuously delivered excellent 'Cook and Eat' programmes, which provide an informative light hearted approach to healthy cooking and delivering practical healthy eating messages. They have worked extremely well in partnership with our staff and participants who have commented on how much they enjoy attending the programmes. Moat are extremely happy with the important work they are doing to teach people about healthy eating in a different way which will enable them to use what they have learnt."
Nick Anderson
Moat Community College - Vice Principle