Available as group or one-to-one workshops, for participants living in both in residential care housing or in the family home.
Tier 1: Cooking for Life Activity based - one to one or group
Activity styled cooking workshops that can be offered at day centre venues, community sites with appropriate kitchen facilities or other suitable site. The programmes are built to promote simple skills, enjoyment, socialisation and the premise of healthy eating. These can be adapted for Participants or Staff.
Tier 2: Programme Based Cooking for Life - One to One or Group
The Cooking for Life programme through design and content aims to create positive and sustainable change in areas of both psychosocial and physical health. Speciﬁcally, empowering participants with skills around food safety, food preparation, nutrition, healthy food choices, planning, and time management, in a safe and supported environment.
The provision of education around nutrition and diet empowers individuals to make healthy choices that contribute to ongoing health, disease prevention and longevity, thus enabling each participant’s legal and human rights to be incorporated into everyday practice. Promoting healthy eating habits and teaching real-life skills that will develop greater independence and self-determination and improved health.
Learning to cook Improves object and language skills, ﬁne motor skills, sequencing, timing, and multi-tasking whilst building social participation and a friendship network.
Those attending the Cooking for Life Programme workshops will follow a plan that delivers sustainable change driven by goals such as: practical skills in cooking and the ability to choose healthy meal options.
Tier 3: Personalised, goals based, Cooking for Life programme: One-to-one or goup
Those attending a Personalised, Goals Based Cooking for Life Programme will follow a plan that delivers sustainable change towards independence, driven by personal goals such as: practical skills in cooking, the ability to choose healthy meal options, conﬁdence with shopping, meal planning, and budgeting.
Staff Workshops and Staff Refresher Workshops
Designed for disability support staff to build their skills and knowledge around healthy eating and to continue working with Support Workers who have previously participated in group workshops, to consolidate and build on skills and knowledge learned. Content may include-budgeting, menu planning, simple nutrient dense cooking.
Participant Follow Up Workshops
Designed to continue working with participants who have previously participated in a group workshop in a residential care home setting, to consolidate skills and confidence built from previous workshops
Day Centre Workshops
Activity styled cooking workshops that can be offered at current day centre venues, with programmes built to promote simple skills, enjoyment, socialisation and the premise of healthy eating. May be demonstration or hands on.
Resource Materials Available on request
- The Cooking for Life manual, to be used in conjunction with our programmes ($45)
- A copy of the cookbook Easy, Healthy, Tasty ($23)
- Optional step by step photographic cooking book resources (4 books $170).
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