Cooking for Health

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in healthy eating and cooking. Whether you want to learn how to cook nutritious meals for family and friends, or want to improve your own knowledge and recipe repertoire, this course offers a perfect introduction to healthy cooking.


Academic Year: 2024/25
Course Code: 10996
Campus: Bangor
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Hospitality & Catering

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Bangor
24/02/2025
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:30-21:00
Course Overview
  • Optimise the nutritional and therapeutic value of food
  • Prepare nutritious meals without compromising on flavour
  • Learn to use fresh and tasty ingredients to support key aspects of health.

Through a combination of in-class sessions, cookery demonstrations and tastings, you will discover how to use fresh natural ingredients to cook tasty, body-nourishing recipes. You will also learn the nutritional and therapeutic value of foods and what makes a balanced meal. We believe that healthy food can and should be delicious and nutritious!

  • Intro/Overview of course Where did it all go wrong? The Standard Western Diet/Ultraprocessed Foods/Getting back to a ‘real Food’ approach.
  • The immune system Can we help support it’s functioning with food? Yes! How the immune system functions (v basic)/importance of polysachharides/zinc/vitamin C/garlic
  • Fibre Our digestive health – let’s talk poo! Focus on soluble and insoluble fibre/functions of (including gut microbiota/easy ways to boost intake/healthy swaps (minestrone soup makeover)
  • Sugar and blood sugar balance Do you get ‘hangry’ or mid-afternoon snoozy? The white stuff should go. Sugar/added sugar/food labelling/clever marketing/food manufacturing and hyper-palatability/smart swaps and how reduce it/snacking
  • Heart Health The Mediterranean diet: not all fat is bad fat! How we can make the Mediterranean diet work for us/what foods to include/quality over quantity/portion sizes
  • How to reduce inflammation An anti-inflammatory way of eating: Eat the Rainbow Overview of phytonutrients, antioxidants, gut health

You want to improve your own knowledge and recipe repertoire, this course offers a perfect introduction to healthy cooking.

You will also learn the nutritional and therapeutic value of foods and what makes a balanced meal. We believe that healthy food can and should be delicious and nutritious!

Our highly experienced tutors and professional chefs who will share their passion, knowledge and skills in a multi-kitchen environment.  

To a further nutritional course.

An apron and your ingredients.

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Bangor
24/02/2025
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:30-21:00

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Available Sessions

Course Type Title Campus Start Spaces Fee Apply or get more information
PT
FE
Cooking for Health
Y10996BEEA

Bangor

24/02/2025
Day: Thursday

Time: 18:30-21:00

14 £80.00

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Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

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