We take a holistic approach to tackling food poverty, modern malnutrition and social inequalities, which in the UK currently affect three million young people from “disadvantaged” backgrounds.
Many young people are nowadays reaching an age of financial independence and independence in terms of their food choices without having the means, skills or the knowledge of how to best shop, cook and eat.

This ultimately leads to unhealthy food choices resulting in overweight, obesity and early onset of type 2 diabetes.

We therefore engage hard to reach young adults by making participation in our courses easy. We take our courses to them and create a relaxed and inclusive environment. Participants learn culinary principles that help them to eat well whatever the budget, throughout their lives.
Meals are prepared as a team and eaten together at the end of each session.

Course structure and content is tailored to the needs of each group. We foster a sense of camaraderie and leave participants with the confidence to cook without recipes and prepare meals unaided.

We cook meals from scratch emphasising fruit and vegetable consumption. Our approach transcends the classroom and facilitates long-term behaviour – change, making a sustainable difference to the future of the young people and their community.
“I believe the main success of the course was being able to get the young people committed and fully involved in the project. Have also received positive feedback from the young people in the group.” Dilu

Youth Worker, Somers Town Youth Centre

“I have seen young people who have never interacted before the sessions, work together cooperatively.” Steve

Senior Youth Worker, Gateway Foyer Hostel

“The children and parents loved the sessions that were ran by Eat Club. We had children from 3-11 years old attending and all of them had a really good time. They learnt a lot about how to use food that might otherwise go to waste and really enjoyed trying new things and getting involved with the preparation, cooking and most importantly the eating! The quick banana ice cream was a particular favourite. We would love to run more sessions in the future with Eat Club.”
Claire

School Business Manager, Gospel Oak School

“Copenhagen Youth Project (CYP) have worked in partnership with Eat Club for over two years completing some innovative, exciting, educational and progressive programmes.  These programmes have engaged children and young people aged from 7 to 25 with positive outcomes enabling real change in their lives. Through the Eat Club programme an industrious, safe and warm environment has been developed which in turn has supported children young people to experience new opportunities, be creative and grow positively using food preparation, cooking and eating as the vehicle.  Eat Club has provided education around food, nutrition and healthier life styles and has also provided knowledge and information on catering and the food industry, skills in planning, preparing and cooking food.  Moreover, hidden behind these more obvious outcomes we have observed children and young people improve their team working skills, communication skills, listening skills, responsiveness, resilience and responsibility. The Eat Club programme has been delivered by a friendly, hardworking and interactive team who have been flexible in their approach resulting in a positive experience and progressive outcomes for all children and young people who participated.”

Stephen

Project Director & Senior Youth Worker, Copenhagen Youth Project

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Eat Club members show a 24% increase in stated confidence levels in cooking new foods

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At the end of the last session, 100% of people who cannot cook their favourite meal state a desire to learn (compared to 67% at the first session)

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74% of Eat Club respondents state that they have learned new cooking skills during the sessions

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88% of Eat Club respondents would be confident in cooking their favourite Eat Club meal at home themselves

Get in touch

For all inquiries contact Eat Club by:

Phone

+44 7452 999751

Email

Address

CAN Mezzanine 49-51 East Road,
London, N1 6AH

Registered Charity No. 1179229

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