New! Cook Smart & Eat Smart Modules

We have updated this page to include additional e-modules that will explore ways that unpaid carers can cook, shop and eat with information, useful tips and resources to plan, shop and cook balanced, nutritional, satisfying meals on a budget.

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New! Shop Smart

Shopping for food can be a constant source of stress for carers, especially when you are working on a limited budget.

This module will give you ideas for planning your shop to get the most out of your money with as little hassle as possible. 

By the end of this module, you will be able to: 

  1. Create a budget (or a way to manage what you spend on food) that works for you 
  2. Create meal plans and shopping lists that help you stick to your budget  
  3. Identify genuine deals and offers and get the most out of your money 

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New! Cook Smart

This module is for carers who want to begin making nutritious, easy meals on a budget.

By the end of this module, you will have learnt how to: 

  1. Adapt recipes to suit specific needs, including scaling up and down for the correct amount of people. 
  2. Measure ingredients, including rounding up or down and converting from one measurement to another. 
  3. Use the Eatwell Guide to create a balanced diet using basic fractions or percentages. 

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Eating well for carers

Having a well-balanced diet can improve your energy levels, fitness and overall wellbeing but when you’re busy caring it can be confusing and time consuming to work out what’s best to eat.

This module explains what we mean by a well-balanced diet and gives you simple nutrition knowledge so that you can put it to use in your day-to-day life.

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