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Health Champions partner with Horsham District Wellbeing to deliver free ‘Eat Well, Spend Less’ cooking courses to help stop people reaching crisis point

Social enterprise company Health Champions will be helping people from Horsham to ‘Eat Well and Spend Less’ by providing free healthy cooking courses in the town, starting on January 20.

Funded partly by foodbank organisation The Trussell Trust, the courses will help people learn to cook and eat healthily on a budget, to try to prevent a crisis situation and the need to use foodbanks.

Supported by Horsham District Wellbeing, Think Family, Horsham and District Foodbank and Horsham District Council, the informal five-week courses offer:

  • two-hour sessions with discussions, cooking and a chance to eat a healthy meal
  • the opportunity to learn how to plan menus, budget and about portion control
  • information about resources available to help people to make informed choices
  • a portfolio of information and recipes after each session.

Overseen by registered dietitian and Health Champions director Denise Kennedy, they will focus on creating low-cost, healthy meals that are quick and easy to prepare.

They will be held at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church, Crawley Road, Roffey, from 10.30am to 1pm, with further courses starting on March 2, from 10am to 12.30pm, and March 3, from 10.30am to 1pm.

Denise Kennedy said: “The sessions will be both informative and fun, with people coming together and learning how to prepare healthy, tasty meals on a budget. They will also learn about portion control, the different food groups and how to plan meals.

“There is so much conflicting information about diet and what we should and shouldn’t eat that it can be confusing for people. Instead, we focus on the key things that people need to know and participants can then make informed choices.”

Included in the course are free ingredients, as well as tasty recipes, with course participants cooking and eating the meals together at sessions.  

Health Champions also runs free courses across Chichester, Arun, Worthing and Adur funded by the Wellbeing services. Its Chichester ‘Cooking for Health’ courses start on January 23 at Swanfield Community Centre, Swanfield Drive, Chichester, either at  10.30am – 12.30 or from 1 to 3pm.

A full list of the courses is on the website or for more details call Health Champions on 07877 538643.

Media enquiries: for more information contact Cathy Kelly at or on 07704 130226.

Catherine Kelly

Catherine Kelly PR

07704 130226