Volunteers urged to become food champions across Warwickshire - The Leamington Observer

Volunteers urged to become food champions across Warwickshire

Leamington Editorial 15th Oct, 2023   0

VOLUNTEERS are being called to become food champions across Warwickshire.

Food champions will work with local groups and communities to equip people with the right knowledge about how to eat more healthily, in a way that is affordable, and that contributes to the environment in more sustainable ways.

The opportunity is recommended for those who enjoy helping others, working with other people by sharing knowledge and ideas, and are eager to take on a meaningful challenge.

No specific dietary expertise or formal qualifications are required.

However, volunteers will be expected to provide guidance to community groups on key aspects of the Warwickshire Food Strategy and to support the main aims of this work.

To equip all volunteers with the necessary tools and knowledge, free training sessions will be provided in November on a wide and interesting range of topics. These include key approaches to health and wellbeing, nutrition and the effects of poor diet on health, how to provide cooking demonstrations, food safety and hygiene training, issues about food supply and accessibility, how to read food labelling, how to grow healthy food at home, supporting the environment, and more.

The training sessions will also discuss ‘Kind Communities Kind Food’, a WCC-led community engagement programme that provides live cooking demonstrations and information about how to adopt healthier lifestyles as well as other food-related community support.

The next ‘Kind Communities Kind Food’ event is taking place at The SYDNI Centre in Leamington on Saturday October 21.

Those interested in becoming a food champion are encouraged to attend the next ‘Kind Communities Kind Food’ event, or one of the introductory webinars on Wednesday October 25 or Wednesday November 8.


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