With the BBC reporting obesity to be overtaking smoking as the biggest health risk in Wales and the debate on whether veganism is the answer to our planetary and dietary survival, we as a community have some serious thinking to do about the choices we make on our nutritional intake moving forward.
According to health experts, 27% of four to five year olds in Wales are currently overweight or obese, and one in three adults aged 45 to 64 are obese.
With obesity being the second biggest preventable cause of cancer (after smoking), it’s not surprising that Welsh government are backing numerous ‘healthier Wales’ initiatives. The focus is on providing our community with essential nutrition education, plus encouraging us to prioritise raw-state foods over processed.
With this in mind, it is refreshing to see Kate Iceton hosting educational cookery workshops to inspire and empower mini-chefs, children and adults to proactively manage their diet long term.
I spoke to Kate about her business Love Nutritious Food, to understand about her passion for educating others and how her work is making a difference in the Pembrokeshire community.
- Mexican: Bean enchiladas, burrito bowl, corn salsa
- Chinese: Spring rolls, sticky chicken, sweet ginger dipping sauce
- Italian: Pizza, slaw, dough balls, sweet dipping sauce
- Spanish: Patatas bravas, tortilla, pinchitos, pan con tomate
- Indian: Chicken tikka kebabs, naan bread, raita salad
- Summer Picnics: Savoury muffins, cous cous, fruit skewers, granola bars
- Moroccan: Falafels, hummus, flat bread, tabbouleh
Book a Cookery Workshop!
Mini Chefs Cookery Workshop
Saturday Kitchen for Children
Cooking for Adults
Each workshop provides a general overview of the properties of certain foods and how these can be used to support health through home cooking with nutritious and fresh ingredients. You will make and sample some delicious snacks and dishes during a fun packed workshop, with plenty of samples to take home!