Family event offers food for thought

Published: 25th Jun 2012

Please note this is an archived Press Release

FAMILIES will be cooking up a storm this week, thanks to the return of a popular culinary master-class event.

Pupils from six primary schools in Redcar & Cleveland have spent several weeks getting a taste for healthy eating as part of a family cooking project.

They were encouraged to involve their families in learning about the benefits of rustling up nutritious meals from scratch.

And the scheme's success has led to a special event being arranged to take place at Bydales School, in Marske, on Thursday, June 28.

Up to 20 families are expected to participate in the community cookery day, showing off the skills they have learned throughout the initiative before serving up their new signature dishes at lunchtime.

All adults attending the event - overseen by Bydales' food technology and healthy schools co-ordinator Jean Hebden - will receive a recipe booklet, so they can continue their excellent gastronomic work at home.

The project was set up by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council's healthy schools team and was a big hit when it took place last year.

Councillor Joan Guy, Cabinet Member for Children's Services and Education, said: "This scheme proved a great success last year and I am very pleased to see more families taking part this time round.

"The importance of healthy eating is regularly highlighted in our schools and it is excellent to see an initiative extending these messages into the home as well."

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