Big Lottery Young Start Project

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The Children’s Food Trust was 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 believed every child has a right to nutritious food.

With financial support from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland, we delivered 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 created 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
Match the fat activity
Mat the fat answers
Sort it out activity
Sugar mountain activity
Sugar mountain answers
Hidden sugars activity
Hidden sugars answers

Session plans
Thai Noodle Salad session plan
Tasty Tomato Pasta session plan
Zesty Raspberry and Lemon Muffins session plan
Basic Scones session plan
Eatwell Pizza session plan
Veggie Fajitas session plan
Leek and Potato Soup session plan
Creamy Cheesy Pasta session plan

Speedy Biryani 
Creamy Cheesy Pasta 
Lamb and Vegetable Samosas
One-pan Spicy Traffic Light Rice 
Chicken and Sweetcorn Risotto
Thai Noodle Salad 
Veggie Fajitas 
Leek and Potato Soup 
Eatwell Pizza
Tasty Tomato Pasta 
Seven Vegetable Curry 
Zesty Raspberry and Lemon Muffins 
Basic Scones

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.