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Thousands of youngsters join our nationwide Cookathon 2014
More than 100,000 young cooks at home and in schools are set to take part in our sixth annual mass event.
 
‘Snozzcumbers’, ‘katterpods’ and 'peahats' – the fictional veg kids think really exist
‘Snozzcumbers’, ‘katterpods’ and 'peahats' – the fictional veg kids think really exist
Children’s food knowledge revealed ahead of our 2014 Cookathon campaign
 
Cooking skills ‘essential’ for helping families in food poverty
Cooking skills ‘essential’ for helping families in food poverty
Professionals who work with children have given their views on the importance of cooking skills for supporting families in food poverty, in our new poll.
 
PizzaExpress logo
Kids take over PizzaExpress to launch our 2014 BIG Cookathon recipe
Your club's chance to win an incredible cooking prize!
 
Berries
Your school's chance to cook with CBBC's Stefan Gates
Enter our competition with Seasonal Berries for a chance to win some fab foodie prizes for your school!
 
Our new online cooking courses now live!
Our new online cooking courses now live!
Get quality training to help you run cooking clubs and plan cooking activities with groups from the comfort of your sofa
 
Cooking for uni
Student cooking habits revealed in new poll
Young people at university love to eat well but find budgets and cooking for one a challenge
 
We get cooking at Sheffield Food Festival
We get cooking at Sheffield Food Festival
Join us for foodie fun in the city!
 
Big Lottery Fund
Help us set up more cooking clubs by voting in the Eastern Daily Press!
Cast your vote in the Big Lottery Fund Community Cash awards for Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.
 
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BBC Food features Let's Get Cooking
BBC Food spends an afternoon at one of our fantastic clubs
 
Calling young chefs!
Calling young chefs!
A chance for club members to show off their cooking skills on TV.
 
Top chefs join pupils in Summer Salad Cook off Competition
Top chefs join pupils in Summer Salad Cook off Competition
Top chefs from some of the city’s best-known restaurants will be joining primary school pupils in a battle of the summer salad this weekend.
 
Congratulations to all BIG Cookathon 2013 contenders!
Congratulations to all BIG Cookathon 2013 contenders!
Once again the outstanding contributions thousands of children, parents, teachers and members of the community have blown us all away – it’s made this year’s Let’s Get Cooking BIG Cookathon a very special one to remember.
 
Dads and Lads Get Cooking thanks to Health Lottery players
Dads and Lads Get Cooking thanks to Health Lottery players
Dads and their sons are cooking their way to health with the Children’s Food Trust, thanks to funding from Healthy Lottery players.
 
Schools Get Cooking thanks to Lottery cash in Greater Manchester
Schools Get Cooking thanks to Lottery cash in Greater Manchester
Volunteers from schools across Greater Manchester are donning their aprons to learn how to set up their own healthy cooking clubs.
 
Let’s Get Cooking celebrates £3.6m Big Lottery funding
Let’s Get Cooking celebrates £3.6m Big Lottery funding
We’re absolutely delighted to announce we’ve been awarded new funding from the Big Lottery Fund, to help us get even more families cooking and eating well over the next two years.
 
Club member shows Simon Cowell Manchester’s got food talent!
Club member shows Simon Cowell Manchester’s got food talent!
A Let’s Get Cooking club member’s cooking success has taken him all the way to the red carpet with a host of celebrities including Simon Cowell.
 
New Greenhall School crowned regional cooking champion
New Greenhall School crowned regional cooking champion
A Wigan school has won a special award for its contribution towards reducing health inequalities and bringing local communities together by teaching people how to cook.
 
St Albans school crowned regional cooking champion
St Albans school crowned regional cooking champion
A St Albans school has won a special award for its contribution towards reducing health inequalities and bringing local communities together by teaching people how to cook.
 
Doncaster school crowned regional cooking champion
Doncaster school crowned regional cooking champion
A Doncaster school has won a special award for its contribution towards reducing health inequalities and bringing local communities together by teaching people how to cook.
 
Thomas Aveling School crowned regional cooking champion
Thomas Aveling School crowned regional cooking champion
A Kent school has won a special award for its contribution towards reducing health inequalities and bringing local communities together by teaching people how to cook.
 
Birmingham school crowned regional cooking champion
Birmingham school crowned regional cooking champion
A Birmingham school has won a special award for its contribution towards reducing health inequalities and bringing local communities together by teaching people how to cook.
 
Pinfold Primary School crowned regional cooking champion
Pinfold Primary School crowned regional cooking champion
A school in Lancashire has won a special award for its contribution towards reducing health inequalities and bring local communities together by teaching people how to cook.
 
Woden’s Rise PRU crowned regional cooking champion
Woden’s Rise PRU crowned regional cooking champion
A pupil referral unit in Wednesbury has won a special award for its contribution towards reducing health inequalities and bringing local communities together by teaching people how to cook.
 
Thousands of pupils across the country join our 2013 Cookathon
Thousands of pupils across the country join our 2013 Cookathon
Budding young chefs across England are downing pens and donning aprons as they prepare to take part in a national cookery challenge to win a share of £5,000.
 
Surrey school crowned regional cooking champion
Surrey school crowned regional cooking champion
A school in Surrey has won a special award for its contribution towards reducing health inequalities and bringing local communities together by teaching people how to cook.
 
Woden’s Rise PRU crowned regional cooking champion
Woden’s Rise PRU crowned regional cooking champion
A pupil referral unit in Wednesbury has won a special award for it contribution towards reducing health inequalities and bringing local communities together by teaching people how to cook.
 
Greenwich centre crowned regional cooking champion
Greenwich centre crowned regional cooking champion
A Greenwich mental health centre has won a special award for its work to bring local communities together and teach its users how to cook.
 
Plans to get more children cooking at school
Plans to get more children cooking at school
Find out how to give your views on plans to make cooking compulsory for all children at school
 
RSPH news release: RSPH renews its endorsement of the Let’s Get Cooking programme
RSPH news release: RSPH renews its endorsement of the Let’s Get Cooking programme
The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is pleased to announce the renewal of its accreditation of Let’s Get Cooking, led by the Children’s Food Trust.
 
Meet our national Golden Spoon stars
Meet our national Golden Spoon stars
After weeks of speculation we are delighted to announce that our three national winners of the latest Let’s Get Cooking Golden Spoon Awards have been chosen!
 
Emma Forbes hosts our national cooking awards
Emma Forbes hosts our national cooking awards
Well-known foodie and broadcaster, Emma Forbes, will be presenting national Let’s Get Cooking awards in London next week.
 
TV chef gets cooking with pupils at Edward Worlledge Juniors
TV chef gets cooking with pupils at Edward Worlledge Juniors
Top chef Galton Blackiston paid a visit to Let’s Get Cooking – dropping in on pupils and parents at Edward Worlledge Juniors in Great Yarmouth.
 
Let’s Get Cooking provides fuel for fitness at Games4Life
Let’s Get Cooking provides fuel for fitness at Games4Life
Let’s Get Cooking has been invited to join an estimated 25,000 school children, teachers and parents at the Games4 Life event being held in London’s Olympic Park on Wednesday 9th May.
 
Let’s Get Cooking’s East of England Golden Spoon stars of 2012!
Let’s Get Cooking’s East of England Golden Spoon stars of 2012!
The Golden Spoon Awards landed in the East of England to celebrate the fifth and most successful year of Let’s Get Cooking to date!
 
Minister gets cooking on visit to Brent School
Minister gets cooking on visit to Brent School
Brent MP and Minister for Children and Families, Sarah Teather, swapped the dispatch box for the chopping board on a visit to a local school.
 
South West community groups invited to get cooking
South West community groups invited to get cooking
Businesses in the South West wanting to help their staff to eat more healthily are being offered training on setting up and running cooking activities in the workplace.
 
East Midlands teachers join in 'Cooking in Schools Extravaganza’
East Midlands teachers join in 'Cooking in Schools Extravaganza’
More than 100 staff members from schools across the region will be downing pens and donning aprons to celebrate healthy cooking and learn new skills at Hothorpe Hall, Theddingworth on Tuesday 16th October from 10am to 3.30pm.
 
Lads and Dads in North West to get cooking for health
Lads and Dads in North West to get cooking for health
Dads and their sons in Camden, Barnet, Westminster, Brent and Harrow are to get the chance to cook their way to a healthier diet thanks to new funding from People’s Health Trust.
 
Lads and Dads in Lincolnshire to get cooking for health
Lads and Dads in Lincolnshire to get cooking for health
Dads and their sons in Lincolnshire are to get the chance to cook their way to a healthier diet thanks to new funding from People’s Health Trust.
 
Lads and Dads in Greater Manchester to get cooking for health
Lads and Dads in Greater Manchester to get cooking for health
Dads and their sons in Tameside, Wigan, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale and Oldham are to get the chance to cook their way to a healthier diet thanks to new funding from People’s Health Trust.
 
Lads and Dads in Derbyshire to get cooking for health
Lads and Dads in Derbyshire to get cooking for health
Dads and their sons in Derbyshire are to get the chance to cook their way to a healthier diet thanks to new funding from People’s Health Trust.
 
Lads and Dads to get cooking for health in Coventry, Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire
Lads and Dads to get cooking for health in Coventry, Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire
Dads and their sons in Coventry, Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire are to get the chance to cook their way to a healthier diet thanks to new funding from People’s Health Trust.
 
Young people in care in Sussex, Brighton and Hove to get cooking for health
Young people in care in Sussex, Brighton and Hove to get cooking for health
Young people and their foster carers in East and West Sussex, Brighton and Hove are to get the chance to cook their way to a healthier diet thanks to new funding from People’s Health Trust.
 
Young people in care in Wakefield and Leeds to get cooking for health
Young people in care in Wakefield and Leeds to get cooking for health
Young people and their foster carers in Wakefield and Leeds are to get the chance to cook their way to a healthier diet thanks to new funding from People’s Health Trust.
 
Young people in care to get cooking for health
Young people in care to get cooking for health
Young people and their foster carers in County Durham, Stockton on Tees, Redcar, Cleveland, Middlesbrough, Darlington and Hartlepool are to get the chance to cook their way to a healthier diet thanks to new funding from the People’s Health Trust.
 
Want children to try healthier foods? Get them cooking, says research
Want children to try healthier foods? Get them cooking, says research
Parents who want their children to eat more fruit and veg should pass them a pinny – according to new findings from the School Food Trust.
 
North London teachers join 'Cooking in Schools Extravaganza’
North London teachers join 'Cooking in Schools Extravaganza’
Teachers from North London will be downing pens and donning aprons to learn all about healthy eating and cooking at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday 31st May from 9.15am – 3.30pm.
 
Let’s Get Cooking congratulates ‘Cook for The Queen’ winners
Let’s Get Cooking congratulates ‘Cook for The Queen’ winners
The nation’s biggest network of healthy cooking clubs is congratulating pupils at one of its Cornwall locations whose recipes have been deemed fit for the Queen.
 
Castledyke Primary wins national healthy cooking competition
Castledyke Primary wins national healthy cooking competition
Mini chefs in North Lincolnshire have cooked their way to success in a nationwide healthy cooking competition, scooping a weighty portion of the £5,000 prize pot.
 
WLWA partners with Let’s Get Cooking to reduce household food waste
WLWA partners with Let’s Get Cooking to reduce household food waste
West London Waste Authority has turned to England’s largest network of healthy cooking clubs to help educate young people on how they can reduce food waste at home.
 
Top Chefs join pupils in Summer Salad Cook off Competition
Top Chefs join pupils in Summer Salad Cook off Competition
Top chefs from some of the city’s best-known restaurants will be joining primary school pupils in a battle of the summer salad this weekend.
 
Cooking brings Rotherham parents and pupils together
Cooking brings Rotherham parents and pupils together
Rotherham pupils passed their parents a pinny to help teach them about healthy eating at a special open day held just for them.
 
People’s Health Trust supports Let’s Get Cooking
People’s Health Trust supports Let’s Get Cooking
Let’s Get Cooking’s funding from the People’s Health Trust has now topped £800,000!
 
Birchwood School gets cooking with the Health Lottery
Birchwood School gets cooking with the Health Lottery
Warrington pupils have been cooking their way to a healthier diet thanks to a new after school club funded by The Health Lottery.
 
Schools Get Cooking thanks to Lottery cash in Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffield
Schools Get Cooking thanks to Lottery cash in Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffield
Volunteers from schools across Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffield have been donning their aprons to learn how to set up their own healthy cooking clubs.
 
Schools Get Cooking thanks to Lottery cash in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire
Schools Get Cooking thanks to Lottery cash in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire
Volunteers from schools across Herts, Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire have been donning their aprons to learn how to set up their own healthy cooking clubs.
 
Schools Get Cooking thanks to Lottery cash in Shropshire and Staffordshire
Schools Get Cooking thanks to Lottery cash in Shropshire and Staffordshire
Volunteers from schools across Shropshire and Staffordshire have been donning their aprons to learn how to set up their own healthy cooking clubs.
 
Money raised by HealthDesire enables Dads and lads to get cooking
Money raised by HealthDesire enables Dads and lads to get cooking
Dads and their sons in the West Midlands will soon have the chance to cook their way to a healthier diet.
 
Let's Get Cooking helps families cook on a budget
Let's Get Cooking helps families cook on a budget
Let's Get Cooking launched our ‘Feed a Family for a Fortnight’ information pack to help families cut food costs by being clever with leftovers and creating healthy meals from scratch.
 
Cookie Monster needs help from Let's Get Cooking!
Cookie Monster needs help from Let's Get Cooking!
Have you seen the Cookie Monster's 'Share it Maybe' video on YouTube?
 
Doves Farm donate flour to help Let's Get Cooking clubs keep cooking
Doves Farm donate flour to help Let's Get Cooking clubs keep cooking
Cooking club leaders across the country will be rolling up their sleeves and putting Doves Farm Flour to good use over the next few months, at their Let’s Get Cooking training sessions.
 
Health Lottery cooking club stars in community summer festival
Health Lottery cooking club stars in community summer festival
Budding chefs from one of our Lambeth cooking clubs will be showcasing their talents at a summer festival this week.