Hackney Young People’s University received a grant of £4,996 to run healthy eating sessions with young people. The group learned about different vegetables and the variety of ways they can be cooked and saw how to make healthy foods on a budget.
After the group had cooked their meal each week, they sat together to eat, building friendships between participants. The valuable life skills learnt through this project and the friendships created will last long after the grant has ended.
Hear Maxine Boyce, director of Hackney Young People’s University, describe the project in her own words: