In Impact Stories, Physical & mental health, wellbeing & safety, Wycombe

Empower to cook is a non-profit organisation working towards inspiring and motivating people to cook nutritious and affordable meals.

Heart of Bucks supported their food education project which was aimed at primary schools in deprived areas. It was an absolute pleasure for me to attend one of their session at Foxes Piece School at Marlow on Thursday 14th June.

Empower to Cook representative Heidi and her assistant Philippa were delivering a breakfast session for 25 enthusiastic year one students. When I entered the class, children were measuring their regular intake of sugar and comparing this with the recommended sugar intake.  Someone from my table said ‘This is fun! I like it’. ‘I eat so much sugar in my muffin!’ she added later.

There was music, stories of trying something new every day, freshly made porridge with delicious fruits, honey and seed toppings which were clearly popular amongst tiny learners. Many of them said this is the first time they tried porridge and liked it, for few it was already a favourite breakfast option.

The session clearly demonstrated that Heart of Buck have supported a fantastic initiative and Empower to Cook is making real difference in raising awareness of healthy eating habits from very early age.

– Mahuya Kanjilal, Community Development Advisor

You can read about Empower to Cook’s journey here