Burnage Exploration and Cooking GroupBurnage Exploration Group is a group of women living in the neighbourhood, wishing to explore the local area.
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
Speak English Group
Burnage Community Centre
The group members wanted an opportunity to explore the area, find out what is available and share ideas. Sometimes we visited other services in the area, often we cooked together, developing knowledge of food and health, and sharing skills.
“It’s a chance to share, talk and be more confident”
The group was growing, and developing skills, before COVID19 shutdown. We hope to start up again, in the near future.
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)
Bernie Murphy - buzz Neighbourhood Health Worker
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Local resident attending Spoon and Ladle afternoon tea, Burnage