Burnage Community Centre KitchenFunding provided for community kitchen for the benefit of residents in which to learn new skills & develop community connections
Benefit of cooking
Research shows that eating home cooked meals is associated with a healthier diet and particularly an increased fruit and vegetable intake. Cooking interventions have a positive impact on participants’ knowledge and skills, attitudes, food-related preferences and behaviour; this applies to children and adults alike. People from vulnerable, low-socioeconomic backgrounds particularly benefit from cooking skill interventions.
Burnage Community Centre
To enable community cooking, and support volunteers to develop skills and confidence in cooking for the community.
The kitchen has been well equipped, and there are volunteers willing to explore the possibilities, as soon as lockdown is eased.
Strategic links to local/national policies
Helping people live healthier lives
Addressing health inequalities
Giving children and young people the best start in life
Garcia, A.L., Reardon, R., McDonald, M., Vargas-Garcia, E. J. (2016) Community Interventions to Improve Cooking Skills and Their Effects on Confidence and Eating Behaviour. Current Nutrition Reports. 5, 315–322
Hasan, B., Thompson, W.G., Almasri, J. et al. (2019) The effect of culinary interventions (cooking classes) on dietary intake and behavioral change: a systematic review and evidence map. BMC Nutrition. 5, 29.
Hersch D, Perdue L, Ambroz T, Boucher JL. (2014) The impact of cooking classes on food-related preferences, attitudes, and behaviors of school-aged children: a systematic review of the evidence, 2003-2014. Preventing Chronic Disease. 11:E193.
Mills, S., Brown, H., Wrieden, W., White, M., Adams, J. (2017) Frequency of eating home cooked meals and potential benefits for diet and health: cross-sectional analysis of a population-based cohort study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 14, 109.
Mills, S., White, M., Brown, H., Wrieden, W., Kwasnicka, D., Halligan, J., Robalino, S. Adams, J. (2017) Health and social determinants and outcomes of home cooking: A systematic review of observational studies. Appetite. 111:116-134.
Bernie Murphy - Neighbourhood Health Worker
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