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Healthy Cooking Programme to be delivered in Tameside schools

Published: 12th September 2019

Healthy mealActive Tameside is working in partnership with Tameside and Glossop NHS Integrated Care Trust’s Children’s Nutrition Team to deliver a Healthy Cooking Programme in the local Tameside primary schools that are part of its Active Education programme. The aim of the programme is to teach and help families with basic food preparation and learning to cook healthy meals. The programme will be delivered to ten families, with Key Stage 2 children, in 25 Tameside schools, from September 2019 until July 2020.

The Healthy Cooking Programme is a 3-week programme designed to inspire and develop the overall lifestyle of participating families. With record levels of overweight/obese children, the programme is designed to encourage children to make healthy choices from an early age, by supporting families to develop their skills and confidence when preparing and cooking meals.

The Children’s Nutrition Team offers ‘Ready, Steady, Cook and Eat’ courses to all Tameside schools and other community venues throughout Tameside. During these sessions, families take part in cooking a nutritious, freshly prepared family meal and dessert and also included is a short, informative nutrition session while the food cooks. Finally, families will all eat together, clear up and choose recipes for the following week.

The courses have been running for over eight years and aim to teach families basic cooking skills as well as giving them confidence to cook meals from scratch. Advice is also offered on how to achieve a balanced diet and food is provided for families free of charge.

Give this recipe a go

Quorn and Vegetable Stir Fry (Quorn can be replaced with tofu, halloumi or meat)

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins

Serves 4




Great served with noodles!


Find out more about Active Tameside’s Active Education service here.

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