Monday 15 October 2018

Helping people to eat better

The Avondhu/Blackwater Partnership has become the only community group in Cork to receive funding under a scheme aimed encouraging people to make healthier food choices.

The Safefood programme aims to improve the eating habits of families, particularly those in low income communities, by improving their culinary skills and increasing awareness of healthier food options.

Over the three-year course of the initiative the Partnership will receive annual funding of up to €30,000 from Safefood to establish, manage a sustain their project.

On Wednesday, November 8 the Partnership will host a showcase event at 'The big Blue Cube, Gouldshill, Mallow, from 10.30am to 12,30pm, highlighting the wide range of supports available under the initiative.

At the event Jennifer O'Callaghan of Everyday Nutrition will demonstrate healthy meal options, the Irish Heart Foundation will offer mini health checks and a HSE community dietician will be available to answer questions.

Other local exhibitors will include: Le Cheile Family Resource Centre, the Cork North LEO, Travellers of North Cork, CDYS and MABS.

Admission to the showcase is free and all are welcome. For more information contact 022 46580 or email