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Cooking Healthy on a Budget

Cook1Tamworth residents are invited to take part in our ‘Cooking Healthy on a Budget’ Course put together in partnership with Tamworth Borough Council’s Tenant Participation team and Tamworth’s Citizens Advice Bureau.

The 6 week course funded through the Healthy prospectus enables Tamworth residents to come together in a fun, friendly, safe environment, cooking healthy meals for £5 or less.  12 participants take part on each course and we make 6 pairs of Chef’s and Buddies, working together throughout the 6 weeks.

Each week participants will learn about healthy cooking, cooking the meals they have chosen with their cooking ‘buddy’ and we give you £5 each week to purchase the ingredients for the following week. .


Gain a qualification – All participants will also gain their Food Hygiene Level 2 by end of the 6 week course.

Healthy Eating Education –  We spend time each week introducing and discussing information around eating healthy such as –

  • Portion control
  • The effect of salt & saturated salts in foods
  • Effect of eating unhealthy foods and weight gain
  • Sugar content in foods

In addition to the healthy eating discussions and sessions we also have the expertise of a Citizens Advice Bureau money management advisor who works with participants to think about budgeting skills.

The Cooking Healthy on a Budget project is a partnership with Tamworth Borough Council’s Tenant Involvement Team and Tamworth’s Citizens Advice Bureau.

Sign up to a Healthy Tamworth Pledge Healthy Tamworth logo (1)

As part of our partnership we are also getting Tamworth Residents to fill out a ‘Healthy Tamworth’ Pledge Card which is a simple way to making a commitment to making a healthy lifestyle change that can fit your lifestyle.  Examples include –

  • Take the stairs instead of the lift
  • When in a car park, park your car at the furthest point, so you have to walk further to your destination
  • Get off the bus one stop before you usually do and walk the rest of the way to your destination
  • At work, get up and walk  to your colleague’s desk if you need to speak, instead of emailing from your desk
  • Go for a 10 minute walk in your lunch break, and again before dinner in the evening
  • Invest in a bike, and cycle short journeys instead of using the car.

You can also do this via the Tamworth Borough Council’s Website by clicking this link – Healthy Tamworth Pledge

Incentive –

As an incentive to all participants for taking part in our project and completing the 6 week course we give each participant a Slow Cooker and a shopping voucher from a local supermarket for the value of £20.

We have funding to carry out 8 course per year and placements are on a first come first served basis.  To register your interest and take part, all you need to do is contact us on either 01827 59646 or email  You can also send us a message via the contact page on this website.