Cooking up a healthy new you in 2015

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The New Year is a time for resolutions and new starts and South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is offering families in Halifax free healthy cooking classes to make 2015 a healthier year.

The Trust’s Calderdale health improvement service is continuing their successful Big Cook, Little Cook programme which offers parents and young children tips on how to cook healthy meals, cooking on a budget and basic kitchen skills.

Courses run for four weeks with each session lasting two hours and are delivered in partnership with Calderdale children’s centres across the area.

Courses are scheduled to start on the following dates:

Wednesday January 14, 2015 at The Outback, Jubilee Children’s Centre – 9.30am to 11.30am

Thursday January 22, 2015 at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church – 9.30am to 11.30am

Tuesday February 24 2015 at Lee Mount Baptist Church – 9.30am to 11.30am

Wednesday February25 2015 at Mixenden Holy Nativity Church – 9.45am to 11.45am

Rachel Smith, health improvement practitioner at the Trust said, “This is a great opportunity for families with young children to come together and have some fun whilst learning about making healthy meals.

“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.”

If you are interested in attending the session at The Outback at Jubilee Children’s Centre please contact the team on 01422 397370. To book on to courses at any other venue please contact 01422 251090.

Places are limited on each course so booking is essential. For more information on Big Cook, Little Cook, and the courses on offer visit www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk.