Healthy Food Made Easy


The Healthy Food Made Easy (HFME) Programme is a basic nutrition and cookery course that helps people to change to a healthy diet, plan meals on a budget and make easy to cook meals. The course content is based on the most up-to-date healthy eating guidelines from the Department of Health.

The course is very useful if you:

  • Are planning meals on a budget
  • Want to learn how to make easy-to-cook meals
  • Would like to change to a healthy diet

We receive funding from the HSE to offer these courses. In 2016, we ran 38 courses with 412 people taking part in the six-week programme. More than 4000 people have completed the course since it began in 2006.

Course Title: Healthy Food Made Easy
Certificate of attendance
(if you attend 5 out of the 6 classes)
Course Description: A fun nutrition and cookery course which helps people to make better choices when they shop, cook and eat
Topics Covered:
  • Building a Food Pyramid
  • Fibre Providers
  • Focus on Fats
  • Food for Life
  • Shop Smart (budget and label reading)
  • Conversation with Community Dietician
  • The Road Ahead
  • Practical Cooking Experience
Course Delivery: Delivered by peer trainers
Duration: 6 weeks , 2.5 hours per week
Cost:  €10 per person registration fee for ingredients and materials
Location Kish House, Greendale Road, Kilbarrack or other various locations in the community

You can take part in our course if you:

  • Are over 16 years of age
  • Live in a neighbourhood where the Partnership works
  • Are a community group working in a neighbourhood where the Partnership works

Examples of community groups that have run courses in the past include:

  • Parents’ groups
  • Youth groups
  • People who use HSE services
  • Older peoples’ groups

You can expect to:

  • Get an understanding of the different nutrients in your food and the importance of these
  • Understand the information on the food pyramid
  • Understand how to read food labels
  • Plan shopping on a budget
  • Learn how to cook simple, delicious meals
  • Get a handbook with the information and recipes used on the course

If you are a community group and would like to run a course for a minimum of 12 people, we can arrange a time and location to meet your needs.

If you are an individual you can put your name on our list for the next course.

We also advertise courses in the local Social Welfare Offices, Health Centres, local chemists, education centres and local bulletin boards.

You can sign up to take part in a course or organise a course for your community group by contacting us at the details below.