Academic journal article The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health

Lottery Gives Gastro-Grant

Academic journal article The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health

Lottery Gives Gastro-Grant

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SOCIETY NEWS

The Let's Get Cooking programme, in which the Royal Society of Health is collaborating with the School Food Trust and other bodies, has been awarded £20million by the Big Lottery Fund to establish a network of cookery clubs for young people and parents.

The money will fund a potential 5000 clubs to be set up from Autumn 2007. The project will ensure that the next generation do not suffer from the lack of cookery skills that is currently contributing to the UK's obesity crisis.

The scheme is lead by the School Food Trust in partnership with Prince's Trust, Business in the Community, Magic Outcomes, the Improvement Foundation, the British Nutrition Foundation, and the RSH.

This ambitious project will enable 1.1 million children, young people, their families, and the wider community to learn new cooking skills and eat 'good food that is good for you'.

An overwhelming demand for a programme of cooking clubs was revealed in a national consultation conducted by the RSH in support of the bid. A staggering 99% of all respondents stated there was a need for a cooking skills programme and nearly 90% of respondents were interested in getting involved. To view the executive summary and full report please visit rsph. …

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