Learn, Cook, Share, Eat, Repeat! will be led by an experienced Home Economics Tutor, and will help survivors and their families LEARN how to prepare and COOK inexpensive, quick and nutritious meals, making the most of store cupboard ingredients, and reduce food waste by showing them how to make the best use of leftovers.
We will cover:
Essential cooking skills
Advice on healthy eating and nutrition
How to create a weekly shopping list
Menu planning on a tight budget
Using leftover ingredients
Cooking with minimum fuel costs
Our plans are much needed, and ambitious, especially as we emerge from a 2-year pandemic, have seen food and energy costs soar, and inflation rising rapidly. We want to empower women and families to LEARN to COOK healthier meals that they in turn can SHARE with family and friends, so REPEAT-ing the process. Each workshop will see the group socialise and share and EAT the food that has be created during that session giving the women a sense of self-worth.
What we'll deliver:
- Pay for Learn, Cook, Eat, Share, Repeat! Sessional Worker
- Pay for room hire
- Pay for ingredients
- Run family friendly food workshops during school holidays
Why it's a great idea:
My Sisters Kitchen is the social enterprise behind Learn, Cook, Eat, Share, Repeat! We share the vision of Sunderland City Council Healthy City Plan, and our project addresses the need to tackle health inequalities and focus on education and prevention. Recent data shows, in Sunderland 22.1% of children aged 4-5 are classified as overweight or obese, and 36.9% of year 6 children have a prevalence of being overweight (including obesity). Sunderland is one of the 20 UK Local Authority areas which saw the highest increases in child poverty from 2014/15 to 2019/20 from 27.4% to 37.6%. Poverty, Domestic Abuse and Mental Health are interlinked and statistic show that the majority of women living in poverty have poor mental health, and are also survivors of domestic abuse.
We need grassroots ways of tackling these social factors by providing safe spaces where food education and affordable healthier food is readily available for all, whilst helping to promote self-care and self-esteem.
Steps to get it done:
- Launch social media campaign
- Recruit volunteers for Learn, Cook, Eat, Share, Repeat!
- Buy start up ingredients
- Start to deliver training programme and 4 week summer school