Dishing out healthy advice on eating

Dishing out healthy advice on eating
Cookery course for vulnerable adults (stock image)

Clay Colour Works was set up by Maggie Blanche, director and founder of Hadlow Pottery, along with parents to provide work experience.

Now it is teaching adults who have learning difficulties and live with Down syndrome, autism and epilepsy how to cook and eat more healthily.

It has received a grant of £4,500 from Kent Community Foundation to employ a coordinator to run the healthy eating sessions and help with management and administration costs.

Maggie said: “Clay Colour Works CIC know that if our vulnerable adults can prepare, cook and enjoy one good healthy meal a week at the centre, then it will help them to eat more healthily at home.

“These sessions have been incredibly popular with all our adults, and it is such a joy to see the participants wanting to learn how to prepare, cook and then enjoy a healthy meal.”

The group have been preparing dishes such as chicken goujons and sweet potato brownies.

The sessions taught them how to use household appliances and helped them become more aware of how to handle food hygienically.

Maggie added: “I wanted to apply to Kent Community Foundation for funding to run Healthy eating sessions but I just didn’t have the confidence.

“The Foundation was fantastic and made the process so simple. They came in and helped me with my first application. I couldn’t have done it without their support.”


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