FoodWise: Educating communities for healthier people and planet

10am – 5pm, 20th November 2017

Venue: Gardiner Row for morning session and Cathal Brutha St for afternoon session

Cost: Free

Who is it for?: This is a one-day training course for people working in the community who are interested in promoting healthier ways of eating for both people and planet.


The training is divided into two sections. The first is classroom based and looks at accessible methodologies to explore topics such as where our food comes from, what is organic food and why is there so much sugar and additives in our food? We discusses lots of ways to improve the ways we eat, inspired by examples from around the world.  The second session takes place in a professional kitchen and it also covers how to bring the learning into the kitchen, with a range of recipes and cooking tips to teach to community members.

More info:

Morning Session – the issues

Led by LYCS facilitator Rachel Dempsey, this session will be a fun and interactive exploration what has gone wrong with the way we eat in Ireland and allamazon__tcp_large over the planet. Ireland is one of the most obese nations in the world and we also have one in five children going to bed hungry every night. As well as not feeding us very well, the way we produce food around the world is damaging the planet. There has to be better ways! What can we start doing at a community level to change this situation for the better.


Afternoon Session – the cooking

Led by chef Aoife Allen, this session will involve putting into practice what we discussed in the morning, and learning how to cook healthily and sustainably yet affordably. Learn how to reduce waste by using leftovers, get more veggies and pulses into your diet (which is healthier and produces helps reduce climate change) and healthy alternatives to popular processed food.  All of this will be done in an approachable, accessible and non-preachy way.

Come to this one-day workshop and leave with the tools to run a 10 week healthy & sustainable cookery course in your community.

Booking essentail and places limited. To book: Please LYCS Food Wise Application form and return to Thanks.