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Parents and children learn how to cook healthy meals

Three-year-old Izak Saunders with mum Sarah ANL-140314-152247005

Three-year-old Izak Saunders with mum Sarah ANL-140314-152247005

A scheme to help families on a low income cook delicious healthy meals has ‘captured everybody’s imagination’, 
according to its organisers.

Family Food Fridays was set up by Town Councillor Suzanne Britton and Vanessa Brenchley with funding from Suffolk Community Foundation and Healthy Ambitions Suffolk to teach families how to cook low-cost healthy food.

Parents and children are invited to prepare, cook and eat together at Red Gables in Stowmarket, as well as take part in outdoor activities.

Suzanne said the two-hour sessions had been a fantastic success.

“I think it has really captured everybody’s imagination,” she said.

“When they arrive, the children sit down with their mum and start chopping up the fruit and vegetables.

“Then we talk to them about where the food comes from, whether it grows on trees or comes from the ground.

“It is a great way to get parents and children into eating healthy food.”

The sessions also include fun outdoor activities to encourage youngsters to stay active. Suzanne said as money for the project ended in June, the pair are now looking for other sources of funding.

The next six-week programme begins on April 25.

If you would like to get involved call Vanessa on 07549 860853.

 

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