Big Lottery Young Start Project

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The Children’s Food Trust is the national charity on a mission to get every child eating well, at home, in childcare, at school and beyond.  We set up Let’s Get Cooking to inspire children to learn to cook and enjoy good food, equipping them with the skills and confidence to get hands-on in the kitchen and make healthier food choices throughout their lives. We believe every child has a right to nutritious food.

With financial support from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland, we’re delivering the Young Start project to empower young people to be able to cook and eat healthily, and provide them with the skills to improve their overall health now and for the rest of their lives. Through a mentoring approach, this project will create a change in cooking habits in young people, their friends, families and wider community.

We hope you’ve enjoyed your training with us and can’t wait to start your club sessions. Below you’ll find a list of downloadable resources to help you run your sessions.

Club risk assessment

Cooking and demonstrating with groups

Cooking club equipment list

Cooking safely

Correct peeling and chopping techniques

Food allergens in our recipes

Food customs of different religious and cultural groups

Food hygiene and safety checklist

Getting the balance right

Good practice presentation and training techniques

Guide to using our recipes

How our recipes are nutritionally analysed

The Eatwell Guide

Looking for more healthy, tasty recipes? We’ve got hundreds of available for free on our Let’s Get Cooking at Home website as well as training videos and top tips to get cooking.

If you have any questions or need any support, contact our team on 0114 199 6950 or email