Eating Better

Healthy Holidays Summer 2020: Healthy recipes and videos!

By Ramona Andrews

The Children’s Kitchen, a Feeding Bristol project working with partners 91 Ways and Square Food Foundation, have produced a series of recipes and cookery videos to inspire children to cook at home.

The videos feature Bristol cooks and their children from 91 Ways, Square Food Foundation and KnowleDGE. There is also a costed shopping list for buying ingredients on the £15 budget and links to useful websites and support around food. 

This year the Feeding Bristol Healthy Holidays campaign is about providing more than just food to the city’s children. As well as providing food resources, Feeding Bristol will provide additional support through educational information and videos, cooking demos and teaching families how to cook with their children and working with many partner organisations to deliver the project. This will allow parents to feed their children healthy, nutritious meals in conjunction with the free school meals voucher programmes as well as providing resources on food, activity and wellbeing education.

Alongside this Feeding Bristol are also distributing Activity Packs for young children with a different theme every week including The Children’s Scrapstore Creativity Packs, Books, Sports, Growing and Nature and Cookery. The Children’s Kitchen Toolkit Packs will be distributed to hundreds of families through the network of FOOD Clubs across the city and via referrals from schools, Family Support and Families in Focus. The Toolkit pack will include a printed recipe booklet, spice packs from The Spicery and store-cupboard ingredients so that children can cook easily at home. These packs are available for families who are at risk of food insecurity over the summer.

For more information or to donate to help run this project please contact

As part of a series of blog posts looking at how we can emerge from the coronavirus pandemic with a more resilient food system, Director of The Children’s Kitchen, Jo Ingleby considers the importance of being able to cook a meal from scratch with simple, fresh, affordable ingredients. In this blog, Jo explains the background behind the FOOD (Food on Our Doorsteps) Clubs and how the FOOD Clubs partners have adapted to the COVID-19 crisis.

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