healthy eating in the community

Healthy Eating in the Community

Rowena lives in Haringey and is a Trustee to Made In Hackney, she has a strong connection with her local community and engages in a range of projects.

In the UK the NHS guidelines recommend at least 30g of fibre a day but sadly most people only consume 18g/day. Because fibre can only be found in plants - fruit, vegetables, grains and beans - Rowena focuses on maximising this in here workshops, classes and community engagement. But why is fibre so important? According to the NHS there is strong evidence that eating plenty of fibre (commonly referred to as roughage) is associated with a lower risk of heart diseasestroketype 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. Choosing foods with fibre also makes us feel fuller, while a diet rich in fibre can help digestion and prevent constipation.

Working with Individuals in Assisted Living

As a cooking teacher, Food For Life Instructor and "drop-in chef" Rowena offers a series of simple, quick, healthy and delicious recipes working directly with resident's health and wellness plans. She focuses on getting more plants - fruit, vegetables, grains and beans - into the diet to maximise fibre. 

While many people may share common needs, no two individuals are the same. Whatever the challenge, our objective is to give each person the opportunity to grow, learn and develop their cooking potential and consequently Rowena takes a person-centred approach. To learn more complete the form below.

The Lordship Rec Healthy Eating Festival

In October and November 2017 we are planning an 8 week healthy eating festival in Haringey comprising of cooking classes for adults, healthy eating classes for kids, walks and movement activities in. Haringey The plans are in place and we are currently seeking funding for £8,000 to make this a reality. To donate or volunteer please complete the form below.

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