Healthy Cookery

Ref: C3840249

A fun practical course which will look at what makes a healthy diet. Each week we will prepare a healthy dish in the group and discuss its merits. There will be enough for a portion each to take home or we can decide to share for our lunch at the centre. There may be an opportunity to take part in cooking a meal for the elderly in the community. There will also be a chance to incorporate Fairshare items donated to the centre into our recipes

Additional information about this course

From 4th May - 29th June 2017 ( not 1st June )

Course aim

This course is for everybody who wants to make healthier food choices and seeks to encourage students to cook tasty meals from scratch

Who is the course for?

Love of food essential! This is largely a practical class with some fun written quizzes/tasks included.

What topics will this course cover

What is a healthy diet? What are the benefits of a healthy diet? Understanding food groups and Eatwell Guide Methods of cooking - which are healthiest? Cookinmg from scratch - how to prepare simple recipes. Comparing cost and nutrition of homemade food to bought products- a look at food labels. How can the student adapt their own food choices to make them healthier? Own research and experimentation to adapt their diet.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

1. State at least 5 guidelines for healthy eating and at least 3 benefits to health 2. Recognise at least 2 methods of cooking that are healthier and cook at least 2 recipes to represent this 3. Incorporate at least 4 different ingredients into recipes that have been donated by the Fairshare scheme to the centre 4.Look at own diet and identify at least 3 changes that could be made to make it healthier.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Verbal feedback and gapped handouts and quizzes marked

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Apron and container to take food home in Food cost approximately 32 a week

Reading and information sources

Not needed at first session- tutor will advise after that

What could the course lead to?

Further courses with the WEA College courses

Download full course outline

Healthy Cookery Course Outline


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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