Here at the East Hearts YMCA, we aim to inspire people from all walks of life to be the healthiest and happiest version of themselves that they can be. We all know a large influence of an individual’s mental health and mood comes down to their diet – and that is why we are excited to be running a “Healthy Eating” course of workshops for our residents to come and participate in and thrive from!
Thanks to a grant from East Herts District Council, we’re able to offer our residents three 6-week healthy eating courses in partnership with Sarah Scotland of Wise About Food. In these courses, residents have a chance to learn about healthy eating on a budget and practice their kitchen skills by cooking new recipes.
The course has also provided residents with the chance to be more involved with YMCA community activities. At the annual Resident’s and Staff BBQ, two residents, along with Sarah, prepared the food to be cooked, and the Healthy Eating course participants will also be assisting with food preparation for our Residents’ Christmas Buffet on 16 December 2015.