Ballyhoura Development is one of 14 organisations that implement and manage the Community Food Initiatives Programme (CFI) nationally. This Initiative, which has been running since 2016, aims to positively influence the eating habits of parents and children, by showcasing healthy eating initiatives, facilitating parents to learn about nutrition and healthy food preparation, and by providing small grants to support community-led training projects.
A number of networking and information events take place each year to promote the key themes of the project:
Each year, the CFI supports three small projects which aim to promote awareness of the programmes themes, within local communities. Click here to read about some of the projects supported through the CFI since 2016.
Community Food Initiative 2021
A Healthy Eating Toolbox was developed by Ballyhoura Development in partnership with some of the CFI project groups and six students studying for an MSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics students at University of Limerick.
Community Food Initiatives: Healthy Food, Healthy Families 2019-2021 (booklet)
Community Food Resources Hub
Community Cooking Programmes
To find out more, please contact Hannah Kindregan at [email protected]
Check our recent and upcoming Community Food Initiatives Events:
A 6-week Family Cookery Course workshops as part of our Community Food Initiatives projects.
A 6-week Healthy Food Made Easy workshop as part of our Community Food Initiatives projects.