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Are you reclaiming your family mealtimes this weekend?

22 Apr 2016

CEO of Children’s Food Trust, Linda Cregan, blogs about the Big Cookathon 2016. Over the weekend (22-25 April) we want to remind the nation how easy it is to cook and how much fun they can have in the kitchen, whether it’s at school or at home.

Close your eyes and conjure up an image of your most memorable meal. I’m sure most of us won’t be thinking of the sandwich we quickly scoffed between meetings at work, or the snack in front of the TV.

For me, it’s the home cooked meals enjoyed with loved ones, be that family or friends that live long in the memory. Which is why The Children’s Food Trust Big Cookathon 2016, sponsored by The Tesco Eat Happy Project, is on a mission to get the nation cooking.

The Big Cookathon challenges us all to reclaim family mealtimes. Our official recipe, Big Cookathon Cottage Pie, takes its inspiration from a time when meals were eaten by families around a table at home, without the distraction of mobile phones and computer games.

Over the weekend (22-25 April) we want to remind the nation how easy it is to cook and how much fun they can have in the kitchen, whether it’s at school or at home. And at less than £1 per portion it shows that families can cook nutritious meals no matter what size their budget.

Cooking is a core life skill and our research shows that when people learn how to cook from scratch they make healthier food choices. It’s for all ages and abilities, it brings families and communities together, it’s great fun and it ultimately helps children eat better and do better.

Join in the Big Cookathon by making your pledge to cook today.

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