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Cook Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

  1. Find out what makes a balanced diet
  2. Find out about why being clean in the kitchen is important
  3. Learn about being safe in the kitchen
  4. Choose three dishes to prepare and cook. At least one dish should be savoury and one should be sweet

! You will need help from an adult if you’re using the oven or stove.

Top tips
Here are some ideas for dishes you could prepare:

If you’re cooking at home take photos and bring them to your meeting.


Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities.  For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility


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