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Community Cookit is a Tayside wide community health initiative delivered in partnership with NHS Tayside, Health & Inequalities Team and Perth & Kinross Council. The initiative uses a Train the Trainer model, whereby individuals are provided with a basic level of nutrition knowledge and guidance on how to plan and deliver a cooking skills course in the community. The training is centred on the use of the C.A.N. Cookit Resource, which comprises of a selection of recipes, posters and nutritional game activities. The resource was originally developed by NHS Ayrshire & Arran, and has since been further developed by NHS Tayside Nutrition & Dietetic Service. Once trained individuals become Cookit Coaches, and can use the C.A.N. Cookit Resource to deliver food skills work with their local community or client group.

In total, the training will take 4 and ½ days and comes in 4 parts:

1. 1 day REHIS: Elementary Food Hygiene (SCQF Level 5)

2. 1 day REHIS: Elementary Food and Health (SCQF Level 5)

3. 2 days Community Cookit

4. Community Cookit follow-up (1/2 day)

For more information or to see future training dates: http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/taysidenutrition/family-nutrition/community-cookit.aspx Sarah Morrison: sarah.morrison6@nhs.net (Dundee and Angus)

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