The Children’s Food Trust
1 East Parade
Phone: 0114 2996901
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Getting children enjoying healthy food from an early age is the way to help them eat well for the rest of their lives. But how can you tell if your child’s nursery, childminder or daycare is getting food right?
Children of all ages tell us that how they feel about their lunchtime at school can make or break how they feel about their whole day. But how can you tell if your child’s school is getting food right?
Cooking is an essential life skill - teach them young and they’ll love it for life. More importantly, by knowing how to cook good food for themselves, you’re setting up your kids to eat well once they leave home. Children of different ages can do different tasks in the kitchen, with different levels of supervision. But with a little thought and imagination, you should be able to get children of any age having a go – whether you’re a keen cook yourself or a complete beginner.
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Find out about our work to get the nation cooking. We’ve created thousands of community cooking clubs, trained hundreds of volunteers to give children and families the skills, knowledge and confidence to cook meals from scratch and every year we celebrate the joy of cooking and eating together in our Cookathon.
It can be tough to take time out to attend training courses. That’s why we offer a huge range of online training options, so you can learn at a time and place that suits you. Check out how to join our network and access unlimited courses, forums, exclusive videos and much more.
Looking for a recipe? Check out our database of hundreds of tasty ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Unlike most recipes, we tell you what equipment you’ll need to have ready and how you can mix up the method next time to try a different twist on an old favourite or a new way to use leftovers. Build your own cookbook and share your favourites!
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