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Cooking and Food

Learning to cook

  • There are some helpful YouTube videos that show young people, who have learning disabilities, how to cook simple meals.

Cook and Eat easy read books

Cook and Eat easy read books

Cook and Eat books South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

The Cook and Eat cook books have been created to help people with learning disabilities cook more meals, with less help. There are four books in the series – which include recipes for baking as well as making small and larger meals.

The books include recipes that are set out as a step-by-step guide, with pictures of ingredients, cutlery and utensils needed for cooking and timings included, so that people can focus on doing the instructions one at a time.

The books are spiral bound to make cooking in the kitchen easier.

There are four books in the series:

  • Small meals – meals you might eat at lunchtime
  • Big meals – meals you might eat at tea time
  • Cooking from scratch – meals you might make if you enjoy cooking
  • Baking – easy and hard recipes

Each book is £11.95 plus postage.

How to buy…

You can buy individual recipe books or purchase all four together and receive a 10% discount!

To place an order please fill out the order form and email the charity EyUp! on

All proceeds from the sale of these books help fund learning disability, mental health and community services in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield – through the charity EyUp!

Help with shopping

Most of the major supermarkets have support to make their stores more accessible, Click on the links to find out what each supermarket is doing.

Healthy eating

The Eatwell Guide shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet.

Summer of SEND 2023 - Accompanied SEND Cooking Workshops aged 14+ and their parent/carer

In these laid back two hour sessions, students will each make two delicious and simple to prepare recipes to take home and share- one savoury and one sweet. There’ll be more than enough to satisfy two large appetites (there’s dinner sorted!) and there’ll also be a sweet treat and hot & cold soft drinks available for everyone attending.

Booking will be via The Old School Kitchen website at a cost of £5.00 per young person attending, subsided by Bedford Borough Council.

Students can attend a single session or more if they wish, there is no limit.

DATE/S: Every Friday during August from 2.00pm-4.00pm

Date  Menu
Friday 4th of August Soda Bread Pizza, Peach & Ginger Crumble
Friday 11th of August  Mac n Cheese, Rustic Plum Tart
Friday 18th of August  Mini Chicken & Vegetable Pies, Chocolate Brownie Bites
Friday 25th of  August Baked Chinese Noodles, Lemon Tart