Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Food is so easily accessible that cooking from scratch (and enjoying it!) is becoming a rarity for families. Jars, ready meals and takeaways are now eaten in earnest. Unfortunately, these contain extra calories and unwanted fat and sugars that contribute to weight gain.
So how do you provide healthy, nutritious, easy meals for the family with time and economic constraints?
"Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975; In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 650 million were obese; 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2016, and 13% were obese; Most of the world's population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight; 41 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2016; Over 340 million children and adolescents aged 5-19 were overweight or obese in 2016."
Source: World Health Organisation
To help families eat healthy nutritious meals and to increase confidence in the kitchen, I offer a range of services:
Nutrition and Healthy Eating Workshops which assess what the family eats and provide guidance on how to incorporate ‘five a day’ into each family schedule and plan healthy and nutritious, quick meals on a budget.
Healthy Eating and Nutritious Cooking sessions which teach parents simple recipes and give them the confidence to try new ideas of their own.
Advising teenagers who are leaving home, either to university or to live independently, in cooking healthily and nutritiously on a budget.
In this video Sarah talks about the importance of the evening meal., and offers some guidance on how to make them more healthy.
Celebrating Asian and Community Cooking
A project brought to you by East Herts Council
in partnership with Screaming Goat Media and Wise About Food.
This film looks at small changes you can make to the ways in which you cook your food to be more nutritious and bring more variety and excitement to the food you eat, and live a healthier lifestyle.
The tips and advice contained in this film are about reducing the amount of salt, fat and sugar we apply to all the different types of food we eat as well as new foods we like to try. This can help prevent you from developing a range of long term conditions like Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke, Obesity and Diabetes.
Eating more healthily and keeping as active as possible can make an amazing difference to the health and wellbeing of you and your family.