The Preston group is currently focusing on the Food Champions programme which aims to train people who live or work in Preston to deliver practical cookery sessions and healthy eating workshops to hard to reach and vulnerable groups. The Food Champions will also be trained and supported to run pop-up cafes in community centres and church halls etc.

We are initially offering 12 places and successful participants will be required to undertake 4 days (or 8 half days) initial training and then complete an assessment that will involve the delivery of 4 healthy eating cookery sessions to at least 6 people. The training will include the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Level 2 Food Hygiene and CIEH Level 2 Healthier Food and Special Diets courses. The course will also cover; cookery skills, budgeting, teaching and group work skills. 

On successful completion of the course and assessment, our intention is for the Food Champions to be provided with ongoing support and further training from our partners.

An interest in cooking and health and a desire to teach others are the only prerequisites for the course which we plan to start by the end of October.

For further details click on the following link and/or contact:

A5 Flyer Food Champs

Preston – Kay Johnson: foodwisetraining@yahoo.co.uk