Vendors in Southampton have recently attended 6 weekly workshops on the theme of Confidence Building and Independence Skills.
These workshops followed the success of a ‘Budget Healthy Eating Workshop’ organised as part of Health Week in November 2012.
Pula from Training for Work in Communities led the workshops, which were held in the dining room of Two Saints Homeless Day Centre.
The trainer began the sessions focussing on the practical life skill of cookery. Each week, she taught the vendors a different recipe, from vegetable curry to strawberry and chocolate chip scones. She used this opportunity to discuss nutrition with the vendors and to give them tips to improve the nutritional content of their diet.