Health in the Community
Volunteering and Health Care
HELPING AND WORKING WITHIN THE COMMUNITY
Whilst studying for my Nutritional Therapy Diploma I began volunteering work with an organisation called Urban Roots.
This work turned into sessional work and I found myself doing healthy eating promotions, community meals, and cookery classes for the people of Govan, Gorbals and Priesthill.
I have also had the pleasure of working for the NHS, Govan Help, Govan Health Centre, and Bridging the Gap.
Part of my service in these organisations has been to deliver budget cooking courses, Great Grub Cooking classes and Get Cooking, Get Shopping courses.
As well as this I have worked with children in schools, churches, and libraries, and am happy to provide educational sessions on healthy eating for children of all ages. I am already fully PVG certified for this, please ask for details.
Additional training I have completed for these types of projects are as follows:
Please get in touch if you require a community based healthy eating session for your organisation.
“Marie has often worked for us providing interactive cookery demonstrations at events across South Glasgow, which have always had very positive feedback.
Marie has also had experience of delivering ‘Get Cooking, Get Shopping’ and ‘Great Grub’ courses for us in different areas, which are six week community cookery courses designed to teach basic healthy cooking skills on a budget, while being flexible enough to cater to participants’ needs. Evaluation and feedback on these courses has always been excellent.
For these reasons, I have also felt confident in recommending Marie to the NHS, who also organise community cookery classes, and they have been high in their praise of her course delivery.”
Anne, Urban Roots
“Marie has worked with Govan Help on a couple of occasions and has proved herself very able and capable of working with people of all ages. She is creative in her ideas of helping people to think about healthy eating and her programmes have been informative and helpful. So much so we will be inviting her back in the future to do more healthy eating events for us. We are very grateful for all her help.”