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Y Services for Young People

Project Title: Y Cook it!
Award: £3,400


Research shows a worrying trend of young people are failing to develop basic cooking skills because they are not seeing cooking taking place in the home and are not being involved in preparation of food or helping out in the kitchen.


The ‘Y Cook it!’ project will see around 300 11-19 year olds in socially deprived areas of Hampshire benefit from cooking classes in local community venues and summer holiday cook-it camps. The aim is to help young people understand that they have real choices and empower them to change lifestyle habits to make the healthier choice the easier choice in adulthood. The project will engage with young people at the Access All Areas council event which attracts hundreds of young people each year.