Being able to cook is an important life skill. Knowing how to prepare food, ways to use healthier cooking methods and trying new tastes can help us all make healthier food choices.
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People tell us that being able to find out more about practical ways to plan, shop, prepare and cook food has helped them and their families to have a more varied and nutritious diet. Whether making meals go further by adding healthy beans and pulses, ways to eat more fruit and vegetables, finding better value foods in your local shops and supermarkets or adapting recipes to make them healthier, we aim to support people to find what works for them.
If you would like to learn new cooking skills or, if you are thinking about setting up a cooking group in your area, take a look at the Get Cooking and Come and Cook courses below.
It is really important to understand and follow good hygiene and safe practice in the kitchen. This film outlines what is required when taking part in practical cookery sessions or courses and provides guidance about important food hygiene and kitchen safety information to keep yourself and others safe.
Get Cooking is a practical, hands- on cooking course that is fun and informal. The course is delivered by trained community tutors; groups meet for 2 hours a week for 7 weeks either online or face-to-face. The course offers the added bonus of gaining credit for learning (2 credits at Level 1) from Agored Cymru.
To find out if this course is for you take a look at the Get Cooking section.
For a range of tasty tried and tested recipes to try at home take a look at the Healthy recipes section
“We have tried new foods and started to cook together at home too. It has also given me a lot of insight in to what is in your foods and the importance of checking labels.”
“Because of the salt and sugar content I learnt on the course has made me more aware of what I put in my food for both me and my family.”
“I am more careful in the shops and have started to buy healthy cereals….I have also learnt about portions which has helped me be able to give my family the best foods at meal times. This course has definitely helped change my mind set.”
Come and Cook/Dewch I Goginio is a nutrition and practical food skills course that combines cooking and nutrition activities in a relaxed, informal setting. Delivered mainly in North Wales where it was co-produced with community members, the course is delivered by trained community tutors.
Groups meet for 2 ½ hours a week for 6 weeks either online or face-to-face. The course is accredited by Agored Cymru and provides participants with the opportunity to gain 3 credits at Level 1.