Creating a positive food culture is very important to the community development team. We do this by providing information on budgeting, hygiene and nutrition; encouraging skill development in the kitchen, and then sharing the results of our work.
Health and Local Food for Families (HALFF), an Axminster based charity, are working with all 3 SWITCH clubs, engaging young people in creating and cooking their own recipes which will give confidence and practical life skills. In Littleham these will be collected in a cookery book produced by the group.
HALFF have also been involved in a Community Lunch which saw sheltered tenants join the young people and their families from the Millwey SWITCH group for a morning of activities and then all sit down to lunch which the younger guests had helped to prepare.
HALFF hope to extend their work to engage more sheltered tenants.