Initiatives Directory

Food for Thought

Windsor Women’s Centres’ Food for Thought project provides a multi-functional inner-city green space, which facilitates activities for participants that empowers them to recognise healthy lifestyle choices. This space provides the means through which women and their families in the community can improve their environment, health and wellbeing. They also encompass a range of activities which improve…

Food Garden Project

The Food Garden Project is unique in bringing these two community groups together to work towards enhancing the participants’ understanding of nutrition, healthy eating and self-sufficiency through growing fruit and vegetables and developing cookery skills. The Food Garden Project’s aim is to support participants to grow, prepare and cook a range of fruit and vegetables…

Healthy Eating Education Programme

Many residents of the Mission are struggling to live on low incomes but still need to eat well and eat healthily. The East Belfast Mission Healthy Eating Education Programme provides healthy nutritious food for residents and ex-residents of their homeless shelter. This project also provides health and diet sessions and cookery demonstrations to residents and…

Food for Life

The Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum (Healthy Living Centre) delivers a range of healthy eating programmes including demonstration and practical cooking activities as well as education based activities and information. Food for life brings together a range of community and statutory workers who are tasked with the improvement of health within the local community. They…

WTID Nutrition and Cooking Classes

In partnership with the VEC WTID has delivered Nutrition Level 5 FETAC to a group of 24 learners, 4 being members of the Travelling community.  This module was also delivered to 5 Childcare staff at WTIDs pre-school service. Staff of the Harmony Afterschool Service undertakes baking activities each week with the children. Group work has…

Centre Food Services

The catering section, at present, offers the following:

Catering to the local school children and the on site John of Gods Day Centre.
Out-sourcing of meals to the local Day Centres of Tallaght, Crumlin, Ballyfermot. Cherry orchard and Clondalkin.
Providing meals to the local residents who live on their own or are unable to cook for themselves .
Providing meals to people just out of hospital who may need a few days/weeks /months recuperation.

Moville Community Garden

Promoting health both physical and mental in the community is part of the ethos of Moville FRC and the Community Garden is an important part of our programme.  It encourages people to grow their own food and cook and eat healthily.  An important aspect of the Community Garden is to promote neighbourliness, combat isolation and…

Frugal Fridays

An intergenerational  frugal living group which meets weekly at Spafield Family Resource Centre to  learn about using our resources more efficiently, nutrition, budgeting, growing and harvesting of food and herbs and exploring their use through practical interactive workshops in cookery and creation of  homemade health and beauty care products, homemade cleaning products and craft

Cook It!

We have two Deaf members who are fully trained to deliver the COOK IT programme to other Deaf members.  We have developed a signed COOK IT DVD for Deaf people to view.  It covers the information from the COOK IT programme and is signed in British Sign Language.

Healthy Gardening

Helping Local People and Local Communities create a Healthier Environment The healthy gardening project is a ten week programme which runs in community gardens/allotments throughout the county in partnership with community development projects. The underpinning values of the approach taken are holistic in nature and cover the areas of individual and community health and wellbeing,…