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Healthy Multicultural Recipe Competition and DVD

Published by Uta Schmidtblaicher
Community Development Worker (BME)
Health Improvement and Development Service, Portsmouth City Council
Telephone 023 9268 8390

Multicultural recipe competition with traditional recipes from different cultures. Cooking contest and tips on how to make small changes to traditional recipes to make them more healthily . DVD with recipes and healty eating tips.

Our delivery partners are...

Community Groups

We have funding and support from...

Big Lottery Wellbeing Fund, chances4change

The project is located in...


The start and finish dates of the project are...


The people helped are..

Community members from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities

What they have said is...

"The healthy eating session has been a very friendly and informative event!"

We set up the project because...

There is not much promotion material specifically on healthy multicultural eating, we wanted to design entertaining material that takes specific requirements of local communities into consideration.

The difference this project makes is...

Make people think about what ingrediants they use for traditional recipes and give tips on how to cook the same dishes more healthily, without having to make big changes.

Produce easy to understand promotion material for local communities.

What we did or are doing

Healthy Multicultural Recipe competition, Cooking contest, Healthy Eating DVD, Healthy Eating Seminars and Cooking Sessions, Vegetable Quizzes at Community Events


A DVD has been produced that gives advice along with examples of traditional recipes cooked by local community memebers. To find out more or to view the DVD go to:

We chose this method because...

DVDs provide graphic, easy to understand training materials

Different activities to reach out diverse community groups

What's happened is...

We have collected recipes, delivered health seminars and cooking sessions and are going to start filming soon...

What we'd do differently...




This project helped to deliver...

chances4change agenda

The project is now...


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Lead Organisation Portsmouth City Council
Geographical Area Hampshire/IOW
Outcomes Community cohesion, Improving health
Beneficiary Age Adults, Young People (16-25)
Beneficiary Groups Black & minority ethnic groups (BME), Disadvantaged families, Refugees & asylum seekers
Type of activity  
Primary Theme Chances4Change
Secondary Themes Eating for Health Healthy Weight



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