An exciting project came to an end in September at Egin Cegin Botwnnog. The staff at Canolfan Fenter Congl Meinciau have been working with members of the Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board Public Health Dietetics for some time.
The Let’s Cook course (which is a 6 week course to learn about nutrition, health and cooking simple healthy and affordable meals for the family) has been running in Egin Cegin recently. Each week presents a new topic related to food and nutrition as well as a practical cooking session of preparing a meal to take home at the end of the session. It was a great opportunity for local people to get a taste of the courses offered by the dietetics team. This is a photo of Harri Miller, Public Health dietary assistant practitioner – tutor of the course with the participants cooking healthy, delicious meals.
The Public Health Dietetic Team is extremely grateful to the staff of the Center for being allowed to use kitchen utensils and support with organizing and paying for the ingredients. The feedback from the participants has been very positive and everyone has enjoyed learning in a nice atmosphere. Plans are underway to continue developing this valuable relationship by offering ‘eating smarter and saving better’ sessions for residents in the new year.
There is information about the work of the local Public Health dietary team and the courses available on this link: Courses – Nutrition Skills for Life®. For more information about the courses available, email BCU.NuritionSkillsForLifeWest@wales.nhs.uk
Egin Cegin is a small but well-equipped commercial kitchen space for hire based in Congl Meinciau, Botwnnog. It was previously based in Ysgol Botwnnog but has found a new home at Congl Meinciau. Local food businesses can hire the kitchen to create new products, prepare food for an event, host a pop up takeaway, host a cooking class or try out new ideas. We also run community cooking classes supporting local people. The project supported by LEADER funding, run in partnership with Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig, Menter Mon, Gwynedd Council, and Canolfan Fenter Congl Meinciau. For more information, please contact Lucinda at EginCegin@gmail.com