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Council encourage residents to ‘Cook It’ healthy and nutritious

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Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has just completed its latest ‘Cook It’ programme, teaching men over 65 years old how to cook nutritious, tasty meals on a budget.

The ‘Cook It’ programme is designed to be a fun way for participants to learn about food, enhance their understanding of health and nutrition and to develop their practical cookery skills. The six week programme is delivered by experienced facilitators, who provides participants with information on recycling at home and how to reduce food waste.

Speaking at the end of one of the programmes targeting the ‘Over 65s’ Pearl Mahon, Health and Well-Being Officer at Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council commented, ‘‘Council proactively promotes healthy eating and cookery within communities throughout the Borough in its efforts to address the growing concerns around obesity and food affordability within Northern Ireland.

“The ‘Cook it’ programme is designed to educate participants to menu plan on a budget, understand nutrition and how to cook affordable and simple recipes for themselves and their families. During the current economic climate healthy eating on a budget is a key issue for communities.

“Council is in the process of sourcing interest to confirm if this course will be provided to many more people within the Borough. To register your interest for forthcoming programmes or for further information, please contact me, Pearl Mahon, Health and Well-Being Officer at Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council on 028 7034 7171 or visit www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk.”

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