The Huddleston Centre

Healthy Food, Healthy Bodies

Healthy Food, Healthy Bodies will help children and young people with a disability learn about healthy eating and gain food preparation skills. Cooking is an important independent living skill, and the project will support high needs young people to learn in a safe, supported environment.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 June 2015 to 5:00 PM, 5 June 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1032300)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£1,010

Donations

13

    Category

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    Helping

Location

  • Hackney is one of the most disadvantaged Boroughs in the UK, with 41% of local children living in poverty

    — Josh Fergeus - Director

  • The Huddleston Centre has been working with vulnerable young people in Hackney for over 30 years

    — Josh Fergeus - Director

  • Creating fully accessible activities for young people with high needs can be costly, but more often than not they are the ones who need our help most

    — Josh Fergeus - Director

Situation

Obesity within disabled young people is at an all-time high. Poor nutrition coupled with low mobility contributes to high rates of disease. Often, children and young people are unaware of the impact of their food choices on how they feel, and whether or not they are physically well.

Solution

Healthy Food, Healthy Bodies will tackle this by educating young people about healthy food choices and providing them with the skills to ensure they can eat healthily, safely and well.