Parents heat up their cooking skills

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Chorley mums and dads are dusting off their pots and pans to improve the health of their children.

A group of parents are currently attending their local Clayton Brook Children's Centre on a 'back to basics' course to revive their kitchen skills.

School meals experts are holding cookery club workshops for parents to learn basic cooking skills, health and nutrition, and food safety.

Parents also get the chance to compare their homemade nutritious food with the convenient store shelf equivalent, proving how healthy and tasty it can be and cost less to cook.

County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, cabinet member for children, young people and schools, said: "The aim of these cookery courses is to give parents the skills and knowledge they need to prepare healthy meals for their children.

"Not everyone knows how to cook well, but with the right encouragement and advice, it will give them the confidence to try new things."

The aim of the 10 week course is to empower parents and carers to cook healthily and to a budget.

After completing the course, all parents receive a Basic Catering Skills certificate, a Basic Food Hygiene certificate and a Health and Nutritional Awareness certificate. They also receive advice on health and safety in the kitchen.

A special celebratory event to mark the completion of the course will be held at Clayton Brook Primary School on Thursday 26 November. The food on the day will be prepared by the parents themselves.


Tagged as: Adult Learning Children, Education and Families

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