Get involved in healthy eating by renting an allotment to grow your own produce, or learn about healthy eating and cooking.

Getting involved

With Food Kirklees and Kirklees Food 2020 you can find information on where you can buy from your local suppliers, how you can get involved and see the vision for Kirklees.

Local food projects

Learn how to plant, eat and grow your own produce. Find local food bans and enterprises.

  • Growing Newsome
    Growing Newsome aims to build and strengthen relationships between local residents through the shared activity of growing and eating our own local food.
  • Plant it, Grow it, Eat it
    Plant it, Grow it, Eat it is a community growing project, funded through the BIG Lottery up until March 2014.
  • Stirly farm
    Stirley Community Farm is one of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust's most ambitious projects to date - to turn a failed, derelict dairy farm on the edge of Huddersfield into a sustainable working farm.
  • Food banks
    The Welcome Centre offers practical support, including food, toiletries, bedding, household items and warm clothes to individuals and families in crisis.
  • Growing works
    Growing works, Growing on Wheels and Growing Healthy.
  • Edibles
    Edibles inspires people to grow their own food, teaches vital skills and provides hands on experience that aims to put food at the heart of community.
  • Golcar local food growing cooperative
    A community based cooperative which grow fruit and vegetables in Golcar.
  • The Real Junk Food Project Dewbsury
    The Real Junk Food Project aims to intercept good food being discarded by food producers, retailers and suppliers to prevent it becoming part of the 40% of all food produced which is then thrown away.
Cooking and eating healthy

Learn how to cook healthy and the nutritional values of certain foods.

Cooking

  • Kirklees Food Initiative Nutrition Education
    Free healthy eating training to paid workers and/or volunteers who work in Kirklees
  • FoodWise
    FoodWise offers one to one appointments about healthy eating and to set individual goals to change the way children and young people eat.

Healthy eating

  • What's best to eat and when
    Every fruit or vegetable has a season when you can enjoy it at its freshest and tastiest. To help you get the most out of fresh produce during its prime time.
  • Breastfeeding support
    Support from midwives and health visitors are available at the Baby Bistro and cafes in Kirklees.
  • Healthy Start
    With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins.
  • Vitamin D
    Vitamin D has several important functions. For example, it helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body.
  • Weight management
    Vitamin D has several important functions. For example, it helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body.
Allotments and Gardening

If you are thinking about getting involved in gardening and renting an allotment, there is plenty of information available to help get you started. You can apply online to rent an allotment and start growing your own food or raise live stock.

Food safety and hygiene

Find hygiene ratings of local restaurants, takeaways and other food businesses online. You can also make a complaint about a recent food purchase or if you are suffering from suspected food poisoning.