Funding for healthy cooking workshops is a recipe for success

Food etc has been awarded a grant that it will use to encourage families to cook more meals from scratch using healthy and cheap ingredients.

The grant is from Luton Rising, which owns London Luton Airport and is a community funding programme managed by Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation.

Food etc Director Julie Clay says: “With obesity among children a growing problem and food poverty on the increase, which will only be worsened by rising fuel costs, we are taking our cookery workshop programme to families through schools and other places.

“Initially we will be showing people ways to make healthier, more cost-effective alternatives to takeaways which they will cook and eat together. Then we will look at how the programme can be extended with different types of meals and reaching more people. We are grateful to Luton Rising-Near Neighbours Fund for helping us to make this happen in Central Bedfordshire.”

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