Archive for the ‘Healthy eating’ Category

Westbourne Food Festival

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

The Westbourne Food Festival

Westbourne Summer Festival

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Come and celebrate HAPPINESS together!

Join us for this year’s Westbourne Festival by the canal. As always it will be an afternoon of entertainment run for the community by the community!

There will be something for everyone: LIVE STAGE with music & dance performances, drumming and juggling, children’s games and family activities like Petting zoo, Bouncy castle, the Floating showroom with the creepy crawlies shows, Paddle boarding and canoeing, Sports competitions, the Health area with free checks & treatments from 20 organisations, raffle prizes, barbecue and food stalls… and much more!

Last year festival was fantastic: join in to make this year festival even bigger and better!

Also if you can give a helping hand on the day, please contact Paola 07923379841 to volunteer a few hours, get time credits in return and free lunch!

Jack Petchey Awards in the Stowe

Sunday, July 27th, 2014 logoThe Stowe Centre runs the Jack Petchy Achievement Award Scheme where young people vote for their peers and decide who gets awarded £200 which then they can spend on training or equipment for the youth club.

Here are the stories of this year’s winners:

Corey, 17, has been a member of the Stowe Youth Club for the past three years. When Corey first started, had confidence issues mainly because of his weight . Corey joined the cooking class which operates every Tuesday, where young people are taught how to cook a healthy meal on a budget. Corey has been volunteering in the cooking sessions for eight months and has changed his eating habits, which lead to weight loss and increased confidence. Since then, Corey has supported and inspired other young people who had similar issues.

Corey used the £200 he was awarded by the Jack Petchey foundation for cooking equipment.

Brenton, 19, has been a member of the Stowe Youth Club for six years. During that time he has taught himself how to write and produce music. He has been volunteering in the MAC room each Thursday and Friday evening for the last 2 years and supporting a member of the youth team in delivering music production classes to young people who attend the youth club.

Brenton has become an accomplished teacher who delivers his support with confidence.

Brenton was awarded £200 and decided to spend the money on new keyboards for the music production class.

Jorden, 17, has been a member of the Stowe Youth Club for 3 years. During that time he has developed a passion for sports, which has helped him to overcome his shyness. In the past 6 months Jorden has been volunteering in the junior group every Monday and Friday, and has grown as a person and gained a lot of confidence. Jorden is now going to college to study sport science.

Jorden was awarded £200 and decided to spend the money on sporting equipment for the youth club.

Healthy 5 a day activities in the Easter holidays

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Local families took part in some fun activities around the theme of growing fruit and veg and 5 a day.

Children enjoyed planting seeds and learning how plants grow. We planted lettuce and tomatoes in recyled pots to show how anyone and everyone can grow things in their own home or garden. Kids also did 5 a day puzzles and a quiz.

Nutrition Training

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Westbourne Forum and Church Street Neighbourhood Management held a two day, level two, Nutrition Training course for local people interested in working in the hospitality industry.  The course covered the relationship between nutrition, diet and health, the nutrition needs of different population groups and food labelling.  16 people took part.  The money for this course came from NHS Westminster and is part of the Healthy Eating Programme for Church Street and Westbourne.   Also part of that programme is Westbourne’s Cook and Eat class for families.  There will be another Cook and Eat class starting in January 2011.  If anyone is interested please contact Allison on 020 7266 8252 or email

Cook and Eat comes to Westbourne

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Westbourne Forum, in partnership with a local chef Ismail Bingor, is currently delivering a second Cook and Eat class for families.  Each week the families come for two hours to learn a healthy new recipe and prepare it under the guidance of Ismail.    So far they have made healthy baked “fried style” coated chicken, a delicious and healthy chicken and mushroom soup, and rice and meatballs.  All the food is halal.  If you would like to join up for the final class in January 2011 please contact Allison on 020 7266 8252 or email    The money for this course which is free to participants came from the NHS and Westminster City Council.