Cooking and eating together can make it feel less like a chore; it is a lovely way to bring people together and has benefits for the whole family.
Cooking together as a family can be the perfect time to bond with one another and improve everyone’s communication and problem-solving skills.
For children, it’s the perfect opportunity to get involved and learn some important food preparation and cooking skills.
You can pick a day of the week where you enjoy a meal with your family and/or friends and use it as a chance to share recipe ideas, try different foods and organise your friends and family to take part in different preparation tasks.
Eating together has amazing benefits to health & well-being, such as:
Get involved with your local community; the Integrated Well-Being Network website has a range of local opportunities like volunteering at a food bank or community kitchen. You can also use the Dewis Cymru website to search for local cooking classes or food-based events; you can filter your search by postcode, the clubs within a specific distance from your postcode and the facilities available at the venue (e.g. accessibility options, baby changing facilities etc.).
You may also like to take a look at our section on Moving More Together, with local sports clubs, group activities and more to discover through your local Integrated Wellbeing Network.