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#CookingUpHappiness: a social media campaign highlighting the enjoyment and wellbeing aspects of cooking

What’s on offer?

#CookingUpHappiness is a one-week online collaborative social media campaign, gathering “happy recipes” with the aim of building an online community recipe book. Social scientists will be sharing their research on the area of cooking and wellbeing throughout the week beginning 8 November. On Friday 12 November one of the happy recipe submissions will be cooked up live by a professional chef for everyone to cook along with online.

What’s it about?

Cooking is often promoted as an activity through which individuals can improve the quality or sustainability of their diet. Whilst cooking can help achieve these goals, we want to shine the spotlight on the enjoyment of cooking, and the potential positives it can have for one’s wellbeing.

Who’s leading the event?

The #CookingUpHappiness social media campaign will be championed online by Dr Fiona Lavelle and Dr Niamh O’Kane, as well as various groups throughout Queen’s University Belfast (e.g. Institute for Global Food Security, Staff Wellbeing and others). The cook along on Friday 12th will be led by a professional chef in an online session.

Open to

Everyone is welcome

Of particular interest to

This is of particular interest to families, especially parents

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