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WTID Nutrition and Cooking Classes


Healthy Food for All

Subject Keywords: Travellers' Healthy Eating
Set: Obesity
Catalogue: Interventions
Type: Project
Region: Republic of Ireland

In partnership with the VEC WTID has delivered Nutrition Level 5 FETAC to a group of 24 learners, 4 being members of the Travelling community.  This module was also delivered to 5 Childcare staff at WTIDs pre-school service.

Staff of the Harmony Afterschool Service undertakes baking activities each week with the children.

Group work has been facilitated with 16 men who were on a BTEI on salt, sugar, caffeine and fibre, as well as with a young girls group on food tasting of various fruits, cheeses and how to make healthy potato wedges and other healthy snacks.

WTID as part of the local Traveller Interagency Group are writing a well-being manual to be used with community groups working with Travellers- Healthy Eating is a module of this manual.

Plans are in place to run a First Instincts Men's Health programme which will run over an 8 week period with workshops, weigh ins and provision of a healthy breakfast on each morning.

HSE West; FAS CE scheme; Involve: Senior Youth Worker; Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Childcare Service; Pobal



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    Healthy Food for All. (2013) WTID Nutrition and Cooking Classes [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 22nd February 2018].


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