Project Title: Recipe4health

Award: £9,500 

Project leader Shelley Henderson created the Home-Start Colchester project Recipe4Health after seeing the impact a similar healthy eating project had on her daughter. Nicole met new friends and learnt how to control her weight through eating healthier, being more active and understanding food labels. The skills Nicole learnt at eight stayed with her through her life. She became so interested in health that she recently went off to UEA medical school to become a doctor. It may have seemed just a course at the time, but it had a lasting effect on an eight year old’s outlook on health. Recipe4Health was born with the same vision to impact on the skills, well-being and life chances of local children in Colchester.