Healthy food choices
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What Is Food Heroes?
Food Heroes offer a range of educational sessions or fun and interactive cookery classes. Our aim is quite simple, get children involved in cooking with their families. Cooking with your child has so many benefits. It encourages adventurous eaters in later life, not to mention teaching them basic life skills. It builds relationships, not just between you and your child but with the food you are preparing and the mealtime that follows. At Food Heroes we are supporting families in building a positive meal time environment, the research shows that this has positive outcomes on children’s mental and physical well-being.
You can book to come and join us at one of our Food Heroes classes on Fridays or alternatively we can come to you and travel anywhere within Glasgow and Forth Valley. Whether it be into nurseries, schools, established parent and toddler groups or even birthday parties. We host a range of services to suit your needs.
Food Heroes support schools and nurseries in achieving the Curriculum of Excellence for health and wellbeing, literacy and numeracy. We also encourage parental involvement as much as possible. Please contact us to enquire further.
“establish a positive relationship
with your child and food”
Who Are Food Heroes?
We are Jenn Clowe and Kay Devlin, two highly trained and experienced Dietitians with over 30 years experience between us. We are passionate about providing healthy food to our own children and educating others to do the same. We have a wealth of experience working with children and families and a real love for all things foodie.
We met over 10 years ago when we worked together as Dietitians at NHS Forth Valley and became firm friends. We knew one day we wanted to do something different together. After both having two children and attending parent and toddler groups ourselves we realised that incorporating what we know about food and nutrition into something fun and educational that parents and carers can attend with their children could be something special and help improve children’s relationship with food and eating.
- Parent and child cookery classes
- Educational child food tasting sessions
- Adult staff training
- Educational parent sessions
- Festivals and events
Our Cookery Classes
We offer classes at schools, nurseries and even from a venue of your choice. Please get in touch via our contact page to send us a message about where you would like the class to be held, these classes are priced individually. We are flexible and try to accommodate everyone.
The regular classes we run will be suited to children aged 2-5 and will run during term time. We also run school age classes out with term time. Our classes offer a sibling discount of 20%. To book with 2 or more siblings please contact us directly.
Pre-school Parent & Child Cookery Class Friday 21st February, 10am @ Old Gatehouse, Lenzie
Primary School Parent & Child Cookery Class Friday 22nd May, 10am @ Old Gatehouse, Lenzie (pre-school siblings welcome)
Individual Classes - £15 per child
Individual class can be booked in advance. Your little one will transform into one of our Food Heroes. Parents and carers will assist their Food Hero to cook recipes developed by us which are nutritionally balanced and tasty too. Whatever our Food Heroes make is theirs to take home and enjoy later.
Classes will include food preparation and cooking with your child allowing them to learn hands on life skills and educate them about different food groups and nutrition as we go. There will be a chance for free play time and all our recipes will be emailed out to parents/carers after each class to try out again at home.
The Food Heroes classes we run will be suited to aged 2-5 children and will run during term time.
We are specialist Dietitians and are therefore able to educate using evidence-based nutritional advice for you and your children. In doing so we aim to improve the dietary intake of families and educate on a healthy balanced diet whilst simultaneously creating a positive relationship with food.
The children will become Food Heroes and lead the preparation and making of different meals/snacks that can be taken home and enjoyed by the family. Parents/Carers will assist them throughout.
The classes will provide educational learning about all the lovely ingredients we use, different food groups, counting and weighing. It will give you the chance to spend one-to-one time with your child and help in building relationships around food that can be transferred into the home. To the kitchen and beyond!
Healthy meal and snack options will be promoted.