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Food Values Programme & Facilitators’ Training – Armagh

Food Values Programme

Shop Smart. Spend Less. Eat Well 

FOOD VALUES is a short food budgeting programme that aims to make healthier food choices more accessible within a limited budget. Food Values is a programme for anyone who buys and prepares their own food each week. The programme includes practical activities as well as hands-on cooking and tasting. There are 4 sessions in Food Values lasting 2 hours each: Taking Care of the Pennies, Preparing to Shop, The Cost of Convenience and Be a Savvy Shopper. It therefore compliments other healthy eating initiatives such as the Cook-it! Programme.

Food Values is delivered by facilitators who are recruited from community and voluntary organisations and trained by the Cook it! Team Dietitians.

Food Values Facilitator Training is informal, interactive and practical and covers Food hygiene, Principles of healthy eating, Using the Eatwell Guide, Using the Food Values manual & activities

Quotes from previous participants……

“…..I find I spend less on groceries, after the initial 1st week where I went through my cupboards, but I’ve money from one week to next now & can manage my money better now because of it. I compare brands which makes my shopping a lot cheaper.”

Food Values Facilitator Training

Day 1 Tuesday 19th November 2019

Time   9.30am – 4.30pm

Venue Haven Close, St Luke’s Hospital Site, Armagh

PLEASE NOTE PLACES LIMITED TO 16

To apply for a place, please complete enclosed application form and return via email to

 cookit@southerntrust.hscni.net or by post to Cook it! PWB Team, Ward 1, St Lukes Hospital, Armagh, BT61 7NQ

PLEASE NOTE Confirmation of a place will be sent via email prior to the course commencing

goodfood toolkit FACILITATOR TRAINING INFORMATION 

The good food TOOLKIT uses the Eatwell Guide model to help people understand and enjoy healthy eating. The programme ensures nutrition information on healthy lifestyles provided to local communities is accurate and practical.

goodfood TOOLKIT Facilitator training is informal, interactive and practical and covers the following:

  • Healthy eating and the importance of physical activity
  • Each of the sections of the Eatwell Guide
  • Salt
  • Making sense of food labels

Use of the Toolkit and delivery of nutrition education sessions by community workers is flexible. Sessions can be run as a one off or as a series of sessions. The Toolkit can also be used as a nutrition reference document for community workers.

Training is open to people working within statutory, community and voluntary organisations that want to provide nutrition information on healthy lifestyles.

The goodfood toolkit focuses on general healthy adults who do not have special therapeutic dietary requirements and can be used within a range of adult groups within the community.

It is not suitable for adults with learning disabilities, infants and young children and frail older people.

goodfood toolkit Facilitator Training 

Day                 Tuesday 10th September 2019

Time              9.30am – 4.30pm

Venue            Haven Close, St Luke’s Hospital Site, Armagh

PLEASE NOTE PLACES LIMITED TO 20

To apply for a place, please complete enclosed application form and return via email to

 cookit@southerntrust.hscni.net or by post to Cook it! PWB Team, Ward 1, St Lukes Hospital, Armagh, BT61 7NQ 

PLEASE NOTE Confirmation of a place will be sent via email prior to the course commencing

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