Chloé Young - Make and Taste Class

24-year-old Chloé Young is a self-employed dietitian in Inverness, who is passionate about nutrition for children.

Chloé was awarded a Pounds for Purpose award from Firstport to set up her parent and toddler ‘make and taste’ class, teaching basic preparation and cooking skills suitable for small children. Her goal is to promote nutrition and a well-balanced diet.

Poor nutrition is often seen among lower income populations and is something which Chloé is keen to address with her idea, offering subsidised and fully funded places on her classes for families on a low income.

Chloe YoungChloé said: “I feel very passionately about nutrition for children and promoting this in an inclusive way. I believe teaching children about food from an early age is key as it can build habits that will last throughout life. The class I’m creating will bring parents and guardians together, creating a place to meet and interact with one another, and will also provide a space for them to spend quality time with their little ones.”

The £500 Pounds for Purpose grant will help Chloé to get started, paying for some of the equipment and ingredients she needs, as well as sourcing and funding a suitable venue in which to hold the class.

After piloting the class, Chloé hopes to keep it going by using the income from her full price places to subsidise places for those on lower income. She’s also been talking to her local supermarket, with the possibility of them providing some of the food needed to run the class.