Healthy new me in the kitchen

Ref: C3127067

This course will teach you how to make healthy food choices with the aim to improve your health. We will look at the main food groups and how to plan meals which are healthy. We will also look at some of the current food topics such as lowering our sugar/salt intake and portion control. We will also do some small cookery projects using healthy choices. We will also be covering health and safety in the kitchen and understanding of basic food hygiene.

Additional information about this course

This course is only open to students that access the Southwood Hub, part of the My options service for adults with learning disabilities.

Course aim

To teach students how to make healthy food choices with the aim to improve their own diet.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Identify the 5 main food groups e.g. proteins, carbohydrates etc
  • Give two examples of changes that could be made for a more healthy diet
  • Give 2 examples of what a portion of particular foods look like
  • identify 2 examples of safe practice in the kitchen.

How will I be taught?

  • Most of your learning will take place in your class, but one or two sessions will be online using WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas, working by yourself or engaging with other students. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • a little practical cookery

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course information sheet

Healthy new me in the kitchen

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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