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Initiatives Led By: Western Traveller and Intercultural Development

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 been facilitated with 16 men who were on a BTEI on salt, sugar, caffeine and fibre, as well as with a young girls group on food tasting of various fruits, cheeses and how to make healthy potato wedges and other healthy snacks.

WTID as part of the local Traveller Interagency Group are writing a well-being manual to be used with community groups working with Travellers- Healthy Eating is a module of this manual.

Plans are in place to run a First Instincts Men’s Health programme which will run over an 8 week period with workshops, weigh ins and provision of a healthy breakfast on each morning.

Other Initiatives led by Western Traveller and Intercultural Development

WTID Community Garden

WTID rents allotments to members of the community which promotes grow your own.