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Wellbeing Wednesday

by Carl Lomax on 2022-05-18T11:00:00+01:00 in Library | Comments

Welcome to Wellbeing Wednesday in the Library! Each Wednesday, we will be featuring books or web-based information to help support your wellbeing.


Today, we want to focus on eating! Food can have a significant impact on ability to cope with the day, our energy levels and wellbeing. The good news is that there is lots of reliable sources that we can turn to get advice and guidance. Take a look at the NHS Eat Well pages for lots of advice and tips.

One of the things that we like to do is to make small changes as a small change can feel achievable.

Cooking can be daunting especially if you don’t feel that cooking is one of your strengths!


The good news is we have that covered with the Get Cooking with the Library reading list.

The list covers how to prepare and cook food, cooks books, bakery books, books related to a wide range of dietary options, seasonal eating, cooking with family, nutrition, technical cook books like molecular gastronomy and food and culture.  The list is international in focus and includes material from across the globe!


Why not try these books from Jack Monroe, Jamie Oliver and a more visual step by step book – Picture cook. Have a go at some new recipes and impress your pals with your comforting and nutritious meals.

Good Food for Bad Days by Jack Munroe & Matt Haig
A collection of seventy-five comforting, delicious and affordable recipes to make when you're in low spirits. They are simple and filling so that eating a nutritious meal doesn't seem like an impossible task.

Jamie’s Ministry of Food: Anyone Can Learn to Cook in 24 hours by Jamie Oliver
60 years ago food was in short supply & malnutrition rates were high. The Ministry of Food was set up to teach the public how to make the best use of the food available to them. Fast forward to the present day, where we have unlimited choices & plenty of food, yet we're living in a world of junk food, additives & preservatives.

Picture Cook: See. Make. Eat by Katie Shelly
A fresh and original cookbook with artistically illustrated recipes that are as fast to learn and easy to follow as they are delicious.


Our wellbeing levels can differ at different times, and it is OK to ask for support. Each of us may prefer to get support in different ways. Reading or researching around an issue, connecting with a group whether it be in person on online or speaking on a one to basis with a trusted ally. Find out more about Student wellbeing, support and activities.


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