We’re excited to report success in receiving a grant from West Cornwall Youth Trust to pilot a brand new health and well being project at the centre.
Conceived and developed by dietician and gardener Monique Hyland, the project will provide educational workshops for 16-19 year olds with moderate learning and/or physical disabilites. Participants will be encouraged to make a distinct connection between the growth of fruit and vegetables and their culinary uses whilst gaining key knowledge and understanding about nutritional health benefits.
The Garden To Goodness project will be carried out over three, six week programmes. All the sessions will have a practical and interactive focus, supported by activity worksheets and journals.
“The concept of Garden To Goodness started to form following my nutrition studies at Plymouth University where I graduated as a dietitian. My enthusiasm for public health promotion was evident, focusing my attention on disadvantaged groups within the community volunteering with NHS Health Promotion Services and Kehelland Trust. My dissertation looked at children’s perceptions of fruit and vegetables, which provided me with more incentive to pursue healthy eating education. Prior to my nutrition studies I trained in horticulture and established my own gardening business both in the UK and Australia, where I originate from. Having developed a passion for growing, nutrition and cooking, the Garden To Goodness project naturally blossomed!” Monique Hyland, Kehelland Trust.
We are looking to recruit eighteen teens aged 16-19. If you’re interested in particpating in the project or know of someone who could benefit please contact – Monique Hyland Project Manager
T – 01209 613153