Intergenerational cooking and eating activities themed meeting

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Community Centre
Children (0-8 yrs), Youth (9-16yrs), Older People, Parents
Key messages: 
Enjoy shopping for a healthy meal, Enjoy eating together, Enjoy eating colourful fruits & vegetables, Enjoy cooking, Enjoy drinking water, Enjoy physical exercise

To discuss intergenerational cooking and eating activities with local organisations.

The activity

A meeting with local social organizations was organised on 14 May in Bradford, aiming to promote and enhance intergenerational cooking and eating activities.

A talk was given by Michaela Baker about her experience on running an intergenerational “cook and eat” programme, along with some tips and testimonies from Rebecca Scholes and Stacey Tolley.

Afterwards, participants broke off into groups to discuss what needs to be considered when organising, planning and delivering this type of activities and how to solve any potential problems that may occur.

We Love Eating resources and a Market Square were available for organisations to play the Healthy Plate Card Game, do some natural fruit water tasting, looking at and taking WLE recipes, and participating in the ‘How Much Sugar In Your Favourite Drinks’ activity.

Comments from the participants

"All different teams were together & people/agencies who work with different age groups - positive work going on, nice hear about different services"

" It was really good to hear about previous intergenerational cook and eat sessions and what had worked well and any potential pitfalls. We do try to hold sessions with mixed backgrounds/cultures, but don't have the opportunity to think about mixed age groups."

Participating organisations
Healthy Living ProjectHALE
CharityBD4 Family Project
CharityBradford Community Environment Project (BCEP)
Community CentreHindu Cultural Society
Non-profit OrganisationHorton housing Association
Community CentreIdle Baptist Church and Community Centre
Children's CentreAllerton Children's Centre
Public SectorPublic Health
Children's CentreWoodroyd Children's Centre
Local CouncilBradford Council
Education CentreMinistry of Food