NHS Forth Valley Community Dietitians and Community Food Development Workers offer a range of free training courses to local staff, volunteers and community members in Forth Valley.
If you require further information about any training or events, please contact the Community Dietitian or Community Food Development Worker involved.
Cooking with Groups – Train the Trainer
Community Food Development Workers are offering a course for staff wishing to deliver cooking activities within groups in the community. The course covers key cooking skills and information on how to set up or run a cooking group, session planning, risk management, resources available, equipment required, evaluation, funding and hands on cooking.
Elementary Cooking Skills (REHIS)
Community Food Development and REHIS have been working in partnership to develop new accredited elementary cooking skills courses. This course offers a certificate in basic cooking skills and is aimed at people who have limited cooking skills and where a qualification would be useful for education or employment opportunities.
Elementary Food and Health Nutrition Course (REHIS)
These Food and Health courses are suitable for those who are involved in food activities, who are providing information on food to others and those who are preparing or organising food in community cafes or cooking groups. This is a six hour course covering key nutrition messages.
Elementary Food Hygiene
Contact your local Environmental Health department to find out what food hygiene courses are being run locally. Forth Valley College also offer a number of Food and Drink Courses.
- Or contact Wendy Handley.
Healthy Start Awareness Sessions
These sessions are aimed at community staff and volunteers who work with parents and families with children under the age of 5. The session covers – What is Healthy Start?, key nutrition messages for pregnancy, babies and children up to 5 years, how you can become involved in the scheme, practical ways to promote healthy start in your community and information on resources that are available to support you with Healthy Start activities.
- For further information contact Lesley Hetherington.