Food champions at The Chilterns

Food Champion Programme

Food Champion Programme

Two of The Chilterns’ staff are set to benefit from a free 2-day training course on how to put the theory of healthy eating into practice, followed by a 12-month programme of mentoring by a member of the nutrition team at Kent Community Health. Jordon Cowburn, a Support Worker at The Chilterns, already leads on a healthy eating group at the setting and takes a weekly walking group. Together with Christine May, who works in the kitchen, Jordan volunteered to take part in the programme and both will soon be well on their way to becoming Food Champions.

The programme was set up in 2009 to support people who work or volunteer in the local communities of east Kent and who advocate the benefits of healthy eating. It offers training in basic nutrition but, perhaps more importantly, also the skills needed to encourage the people we support to improve their healthy eating habits, as well as specialist support in putting the theory into practice.

The Chilterns’ manager Denise Banks was responsible for finding out about the course. “This a great programme that all our services could get involved in,” she comments.

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