The Children’s Food Trust, (previously named the School Food Trust), was awarded Big Lottery funding in 2007 to set up and support the first 5,000 Let’s Get Cooking school-based cooking clubs for children and their families. Let's Get Cooking is now the largest national network of healthy cooking clubs in the country.
Today, in partnership with The Tesco Eat Happy Project, we provide training and support to expand our network of school cooking clubs across the UK. With Tesco’s help, we are able to sponsor an existing 3,000 clubs in 2015, and will be doing more in 2016.
Together, we hope to inspire children to learn to cook by equipping them with the confidence and skills they need to get hands on in the kitchen. Through our network of clubs, we can provide support, activities, and a wealth of resources to achieve this goal.
As well as our school-based clubs, we also provide training and support for other organisations running cooking activities for young people and adults. We work in various settings including secondary and special schools, pupil referral units, children’s centres and charities.
We also deliver cooking programmes, training and resources for partners, such as Cook4Life, London 2012, the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, the Good Practice Network, Sheffield Change4Life, Tewkesbury Healthy Towns and primary care trusts across the country.
So far, more than 3 million people have benefited from Let’s Get Cooking – by attending club sessions, taking part in community cooking events, or benefiting from skills passed on at home.
More information on The Tesco Eat Happy Project
The Eat Happy Project is Tesco’s long-term commitment to help children have a healthier and happier relationship with food. They believe that if children understand more about food, where it comes from and have the skills to cook it they can make better decisions about what they put on their plates when they grow up.
Find out more here: www.tesco.com/eathappyproject