Entries by Sarah Hooker

Bags of Taste Area Head, Sheffield

We’re looking for an Area Head in Sheffield. You’ll have a keen interest in food poverty, health and supporting local people to improve their diets. Bags of Taste is an innovative, award winning, behaviour change intervention with a vision that everyone should be able to afford, buy and cook good food.

New healthy eating initiative in Newham run by Bags of Taste

Bags of Taste have been commissioned by Newham Public Health to deliver their weight management initiative in the borough. The course is specifically for people who have a long term condition, a mental health condition, a learning disability or those who are carers.


A day in the life of a Bags of Taste Area Head

Boosting confidence and well-being and connecting across the community We caught up with Caroline, our Area Head for Hackney who told us what she gets up to and why it’s so rewarding. Tell us about a day in the life of a Bags of Taste Area Head? No two days are the same which I […]

Volunteering with Bags of Taste

  Volunteering with Bags of Taste was one of the best decisions I made during lockdown, and I would really encourage anyone with an interest in food or healthy eating to get involved!   I have been volunteering as a Mentor, guiding groups of students from all over London through the Mentored home cooking Bags […]

Evaluation on our Bags of Taste Mentored home cooking courses

Well, the results are in… An independent evaluation on our Bags of Taste Mentored home cooking courses has just been completed and it was great to see the difference that the course has made to our students. The evaluation 60 students who took part in our Mentored course were interviewed by telephone six months later […]

Nina’s story

‘My confidence was really low and I hadn’t cooked for a long time’ Nina’s diet consisted of tinned fish, oatcakes and eggs. ‘I was in a cycle of not cooking and not eating well.’ Suffering from ill health, Nina has days when she doesn’t have the strength to cook, but the course has helped because […]