Cooking programme in Glasgow launched as social prescription

A cooking project which aims to support people looking to change their diet and lead a healthier lifestyle is to be launched in Glasgow later this month.

The brilliantly-named Kitchen on Prescription programme will provide support and encouragement to local people on cooking, eating healthily and maximising their food usage.

The project is aimed at individuals who would not otherwise be able to access cooking workshops for financial reasons and who are looking for support in changing their diet and leading a healthier lifestyle.

Kitchen on Prescription is a long-term project that will host free weekly cooking workshops on Tuesdays from 12.30-2.30pm at Windsor Community Hall, 1 Windsor Street, Glasgow. The first workshop will take place on Tuesday the 30th of October.

Event flyer

GPs, health professionals and community workers working in the North West of Glasgow are invited to attend the free event, with the intention of highlighting the programme’s potential as a social prescription. Social prescribing is a means of enabling GPs and other front line healthcare professionals to refer people to services in their community, instead of offering only medical prescriptions.

The initiative is being run by Küche, a social business which creates a programme of food-led events and community dinners to promote integration and overcome social isolation.

All weekly events will be set in a welcoming and supportive environment for all to join in. Küche has a workshop capacity of 12, so it is important that individuals who are interested in committing to the weekly workshops or finding out more call workshop leader Rebecca Totterdell on 07958080847 to register their interest.

 

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