Cooking and nutrition toolkits

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NHS Tayside’s Endowment Advisory Group has approved funding to produce a toolkit for staff and local organisations to deliver cooking programmes to vulnerable groups across the region.

Members of the Endowment Advisory Group allocated £4350 to produce 30 ‘Cheap and Nutritious’ (CAN) Cook Toolkits, which will contain recipes, posters, games and activities.

A variety of cookery education programmes are currently delivered across Tayside.

The CAN Cook Toolkit aims to enhance the service already provided by those who run cooking groups by supporting a more consistent approach and ensuring the delivery of key nutritional messages.

This structured programme of cookery education will be aimed at vulnerable groups across Tayside including homeless people, individuals living in supported accommodation, young people and young families. The largely pictorial content of the Toolkit make it suitable for people with limited literacy skills and those with a learning disability.