Chris Hanson, ShipShape Community Health Manager, Phil Eddyshaw, ShipShape Children and Families Worker, and Dawn Young, a community food trainer, had joint force to deliver an interactive children’s cooking demonstration at the Sheffield Food Festival 2014 on the spring bank holiday weekend. BBC Radio Sheffield Presenter, Paulette Edwards, was at present to give live interviews at the ShipShape tent.
Despite the weather, the demo attracted a total of around 60 people, children and families, getting their hands messy making pizza dough and then getting to take home their own pizza. According to Chris, it has been great time showing the participants how easy and affordable it is can be to make a tasty, healthy meal from scratch. Phil commented, “It’s a great way of having fun with food and for children to realise where food comes from”.
ShipShape runs a range of free food projects across the city, such as eating on a budget, basic cookery, as well as offers child and parent support project to include weekly weaning sessions for carers of the children in their early years.
In addition, ShipShape organises a number of community food events each year and participates in city-wide activities with the Sheffield Food Festival being one of the examples.