Children from Whitehill & Bordon have been having fun and building confidence in the kitchen thanks to a summer Food Academy taking place in the town.
Every Monday and Tuesday at Café 1759, 4-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds follow a healthy recipe to produce a meal or tasty lunchbox treat to eat, and take extras home for their family. The aim of the project is to build children’s confidence in the kitchen, and improve their knowledge of healthy eating and portion sizes.
The sessions are part of a joint partnership between Radian, who owns Café 1759, and East Hampshire District Council, who are funding the project. Teaching is provided by Bordon Junior School year-five teacher, Debbie Wren, and teaching assistant, Louise Gubby.
Susi Drummond, Community Development Officer at Radian and leading the project, says “We are fully committed to the Healthy New Town ethos of Whitehill & Bordon. We’re really pleased to have had an overwhelming response to the Summer Academy. We are planning to run more of these courses and hope to accommodate every child who has showed an interest in attending.”
Cllr Ferris Cowper, EHDC said, “The ability to prepare and cook food is an essential life skill.
“These fantastic courses will empower young people with the knowledge they need to make healthy choices at meal times and share this knowledge with their friends and family.”
The last sessions of the summer are on:
• Monday 3 Sept 4:00 – 5:15pm
• Monday 10 Sept 4:00 – 5:15pm
• Tuesday 4 Sept 4:30 – 5:45pm
• Tuesday 11 Sept 4:30 – 5:45pm
To find out more about the sessions, or book a place, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org