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Posted On: 3rd May 2013

Eat Well Fix on ITV News

Fixer Nathan with Sean Wilson
Fixer Sean cooking
Nathan and Sean shopping

A Fixer from South Yorkshire is promoting healthy living by encouraging young people to start cooking.

 

Nathan Ward from Mexborough is a chef and wants to get his peers making healthy meals rather than resorting to quick-fix microwave dinners.

 

The 18-year-old, who is currently studying professional cookery in Barnsley, started cooking at the age 10 after learning his family's recipes.

 

Nathan believes that not enough young people are taught to cook for themselves, and often see cooking as a chore. He wants to show youngsters that cooking from scratch can be fun as well as beneficial.

 

‘I just enjoy how creative it gets you. You can get into your own little world and get away from it all, you can channel all that energy into that food and make your food taste nice through passion, and enthusiasm.

 

‘When I started cooking it was always about the enjoyment, it was always very fun, you make more mess when you’re younger, your parents don’t always appreciate the mess, but they get over it when it tastes nice.’

 

His Fixers campaign is supported by Nutritional Therapist Ann-Marie Fletcher, who says: ‘If young people start cooking themselves then they will start appreciating food. It will affect their taste buds, their vitality, and can affect their learning, their mood, their health long term.’ 

 

Ex-Corrie actor-turned-chef, Sean Wilson, is also featured in the broadcast story backing Nathan’s campaign and sharing his passion for cooking.

 

Author: N. Farooq

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