Eat Clever – food and lifestyles toolkit

Published: June 2005

ISBN: n/a

Topic(s): Public health

Type(s): Toolkit

Summary

Eat Clever is a unique and innovative project based on an award winning  initiative piloted by Anglesey Local Health Alliance aimed at groups of 6 -8 young mothers. It is typically delivered as a series of 5 half day classes, introducing the participants to basic cooking skills, nutrition advice and food hygiene principles.

The initiative aims to address many of the misconceptions and negative beliefs about nutrition, not least that healthy food is expensive and time consuming to prepare. It examines the need for a balanced diet by explaining the significance of basis nutritional element such as protein, fats and carbohydrates. Participants are also shown how to understand the fat, sugar and salt levels of foods by reading and comparing information on nutrition information labels.

The toolkit explains how to go about running a local Eat Clever project.

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