Cook and Eat a healthy success in Hampshire

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A PROGRAMME to teach parents, carers and children across Hampshire how to cook and eat healthily has been hailed a success.

The six-week Cook and Eat scheme, which 3,480 people have taken part in over the past three years, was run by NHS Hampshire and the county’s catering service lottery funding.

More than 70 per cent of adults who took part reported they felt more confident preparing fruit and vegetables, making soups, and practising low-fat cooking and low-sugar baking.

Dr Christine Jackson, deputy director of public health for NHS Hampshire, said: ‘Cook and Eat has provided an excellent opportunity to support schools, parents and children to look at what they eat and to make healthier choices.’