Recipe for life

Recipe for Life supports families to gain the knowledge, confidence and skills they need to have a healthy diet and make healthy lifestyle choices. You can read more about the support which is offered [here].

Our recipe for life volunteers:

  • deliver one-to-one cooking sessions to families in their own homes
  • deliver small group cooking sessions with families
  • help to create a library of recipes in written, easy-read, and video formats
  • emphasise the importance of a healthy diet to give children the best start in life
  • support and encourage parents to improve their knowledge, skills and confidence around food and cooking
  • encourage parents to include children in cooking activities
  • help to deliver food and kitchen supplies to families who need them

We offer our recipe for life volunteers:

  • excellent preparation for the role through Confidence to Cook, Nutrition, and Food Hygiene training
  • regular and frequent support and supervision meetings
  • ongoing help and advice from a dedicated Volunteer Coordinator
  • ongoing training and personal development opportunities
  • the opportunity to make new friends and build social networks
  • paid expenses while supporting a family
I have nothing but good things to say about the support from my volunteer. Every week they've came, we've cooked something together, had a laugh and spoke about things I wouldn't have spoken about before. I'm sad it's coming to an end!
Supported parent
get in touch