Cookery classes for students

Cookery classes for students

For more healthy eating advice please visit my website http://www.nutrition-coach.co.uk/

Do you want your children to be able to cook for themselves when they go off to university?

Are you a student about to leave home and have to prepare your own meals, budget and shop for food?

Some time ago research found that over 30% of students didn’t know how to boil an egg or cook a jacket potato.  And the truth is they my be in more regular contact with the local pizza delivery service that they are with their parents

Many students also admit to skipping a meal or two in a day.  This can play havoc with your weight because your body doesn’t know when it is next receiving food and will therefore store what it gets as fat.  Combine that will copious amount of cheap alcohol, ready meals and lots of sitting and a healthy lifestyle goes out of the window.

Poor or limited food choices and a high reliance on takeaways and sugary foods are not what the brain needs to keep it functioning and firing on all cylinders.

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So my West Bridgford cookery classes (lasting 1hr 15mins) could be just what you are looking for!

You will learn to cook some basic dishes using everyday, inexpensive ingredients like veggie tacos, sweet potato falafel’s, Thai green curry, lasagne to name but a few

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Click on a short virtual tour of my kitchen


The cost is £25 per lesson or 3 for £60.  I take up to a maximum of four students per class, so everyone gets time and attention
All ingredients, recipes and equipment are included

The classes take place every Thursday at 2pm, starting 3rd August; so just pick a date or series of dates (they don’t have to be consecutive) and contact me to book a place

Susan: 07946 301338, susan@nutrition-coach.co.uk

 

Gift certificate

Gift certificate – the perfect present!

What’s the best gift you can think of giving? A new pair of shoes, designer handbag or a new road bike like Cav’s? I have a better idea. Consider something really special – give the gift of health. Purchase a gift certificate for nutrition services provided by me!

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This is the ideal gift for: 

  • Partner who needs a lifestyle overhaul
  • Parent, sibling or friend who wants to lose weight.
  • Grandchild heading off to University and needs some savvy cooking tips
  • Work colleague who wants more energy.
  • Friends trying a new diet regime such as veganism
  • Loved one with health concerns.
  • Friends and family who need some cooking confidence
  • Anyone who wants to look and feel better – including you!

The certificates can be made up for any amount and can be used in part or full payment.

Examples of the services I offer are:

50 minute nutrition consultation £40

3 nutritional sessions £100

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1 vegan or vegetarian cookery lesson £25

6 vegan or vegetarian cookery lessons £125 (6 for the price of 5)

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How to arrange your gift certificate

Simply email me at susan@nutrition-coach.co.uk with the amount you’d like the certificate for and its purpose i.e. cookery lesson, nutrition consultation or healthy eating (if you’re not sure what they would like)

Payment can be made via BACS transfer, Paypal or cheque.

Xmas gift certI will process your request and either email the completed certificate to you for printing or forwarding.  Or post (free of charge) a hard copy to either yourself or to the recipient*

 

*The certificate will not be processed until the payment clears

 

 

 

Certificates printed by Midland Regional Printers, based in Sherwood

 

 

Vegan Merry Christmas!

Vegan Merry Christmas!

Sorry to mention the ‘C’ word in October!

img_4983Have you got a vegan coming for a Christmas lunch, is there only one vegan in your family or are you vegan yourself and want to cook something different?

 

Then I might have the answer! Every Saturday in November (and possibly the first two of December) I will be running a vegan festive cookery class.

 

 

Come along to my professional 5* rated kitchen in West Bridgford where you will make a 3 course festive lunch.  The class runs from 10 am – 1.30pm.

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The ingredients, equipment, a recipe folder and refreshments will all be provided, all you need to do is bring containers to take your dishes home. And all that for £125

 

xmas2Every Saturday it will be the same menu, so just choose the date that best suits and book in. I accept four guests at a time

 

To book your place on either 5th, 12th, 19th or 26th November class, just contact me

Susan Hart on 07946 301338  or email me at susan@nutrition-coach.co.uk

 

If these get booked up I will offer the following additional dates

3rd and 10th December

 

For more healthy eating advice please visit my website http://www.nutrition-coach.co.uk/

Childhood obesity

Obesity and children – should we be concerned?

For more healthy eating advice please visit my website http://www.nutrition-coach.co.uk/

 

As a nutrition coach I have noticed that sugar smart 4more of my clients are concerned about the weight issues affecting their whole family, including the children.  It seems that some parents are really worried and don’t know what to do.

 

The first ever UK awareness week focusing on child obesity issues takes place this week, 4-10 July 2016.  National Childhood Obesity Week

The issue of obese children has also come to the attention of Notts TV.  They came to interview me last year.  Here’s a short clip of the interview that was later aired on ‘The 6.30 show’

 

So why do we have this potential epidemic? 

I don’t believe there is one simple issue or factor, I think it is a combination of the following (and probably more):

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  • Lack of knowledge and education about healthy eating.
  • The availability of food (on the way to school, at school, after school, at the weekend, in the cinema etc),
  • Too much sugary and processed food
  • Lack of exercise and activity
  • Overweight parent(s)

 

 

If you have concerns about your child’s weight what should you do?

  • First get their BMI etc confirmed by your GP or from the National Childs Measurement Programme data
  • Get support from the GP or a support group
  • images5Look at portion control
  • Encourage your child, tell them they are great, boost their confidence
  • Don’t make it all about weight loss
  • Find fun family things to do that encourage activity (and burns calories)
  • Get cooking together, include more veggies and fruit
  • Make sure they are well hydrated as thirst is often mistaken for hunger.  Water or milk is the preferred drink
  • susan posterGet some cookery advice – as a trained chef I can help you gain back your cooking confidence with my vegetarian and vegan cookery classes.  These take place during the day (although early evening sessions could be a possibility)
  • Exercise can be as important as diet.  To lose weight effectively and to maintain a healthy weight it is always best to both eat sensibly and to exercise regularly.

 

Phone to book your place 07946 301338

  • The Governments recommends  that children and young people aged 5-18 need to do:
    • At least 60 minutes  of physical activity every day, such as cycling and playground activities and fast running and tennis.
    • On three days a week, these activities should involve muscle and bone strengthening activities like push-ups, skipping or running.
  • Get some healthy eating advice; that could be from the school, the GP or a nutrition coach like me. I have recently been talking about this very subject on Notts TV so please Contact me on 07946 301338 for a free consultation.

 In the end we all have a responsibility

  • Children need to learn about the relationship between ‘food in and calories out’ as soon as they go to school – through education at school, after schools clubs and in the home
  • IMG_0848Parents need to set a good example, eat together around a table, prepare home cooked meals and practice portion control
  • Restaurants and food outlets need to offer healthy unprocessed children’s meals that are the right portion size for their smaller appetites
  • Supermarkets and manufacturers need to take their responsibility seriously and reduce the amount of sugar, salt and chemicals etc in food.  And offer appropriate portions
  • IMG_2408Restaurants, supermarkets and food outlets could display their nutritional and calorie data on the produce so customers can make informed choices wherever food is available.
  • Government bodies need to continue getting the message out there about calories, portion control, high sugar, physical activities etc
  • GPs need to be proactive and ask to see children of overweight parents, because there is an increased likelihood is that the child is also overweight.  Statistics show that overweight children more often than not become overweight adults.  They are then at a higher risk of developing diabetes, cardio vascular disease and some cancers
  • IMG_1326Healthy eating needs to be widely promoted in supermarkets, rather than the high sugar high, fat foods that we often see in prominence

If you are unsure where to start to make a healthy change for your family, have a look at some of my previous blog posts where you will find guidance, advice and healthy eating recipes