Last Wednesday, I had the pleasure to lead the nutrition session for Man with a Pan at St Mary’s University, a community-based healthy eating and cooking course with Age UK Richmond. It was the first time I taught an audience of all men, over the age of 55, so it was particularly challenging to understand the level to pitch in order to engage with them all. Having delivered to various groups, both men and women of different backgrounds, I have learnt that the best way is to open up and invite people to speak about themselves, and what they aimed to achieve from this course. We focussed on the macronutrients carbohydrates (including free sugars and fibre) and protein, and made three recipes within two hours. I learn a lot from participants, through listening and understanding where they come from. The best thing is everyone get to enjoy their cooking for lunch afterwards!