Autumn activities to promote healthy eating
Even though we aren't an academic institution or affiliated to an education establishment, it really does feel like the end of the holidays and the beginning of the year when September arrives. I simply haven't been keeping up to date with tweets, facebook and blog posts and blame the distraction of the Olympics and a late Indian summer. But there are a few activities coming up which we need to promote. Including a cookery demonstration at an allotment, 'Brum Come Dine with Me', a food tour in London, a food tour in Berlin, the Healthy Hearts annual diner and school healthy eating course. Grab your diary...
We'll be supporting the 'Growing Opportunities' team at Ideal for All on Saturday 22nd September during their annual harvest day at Salop Drive Market Garden. Last year, local children helped us prepare a variety of recipes incorporating ingredients grown by locals. Carol Goff who is chair of Ideal for All describes said that 'The aim of the market garden is to promote food awareness, healthy eating and exercise.' Salop Drive was started by Oxfordshire farmers Laura Davis and Veronica Barry who have led work in Urban agriculture in the UK. They were highlighted in a BBC Radio 4 Food Programme on community farms and market gardens. Click on the link to find out more.
'Brum Come Dine with Me' has been described as a unique collaboration between Birmingham University and the City Council. Activities take place on Friday 28th of September and our friend Professor Janice Thompson said she will be on stage at the MAC 'a parody of a nutrition scientist with a big lab coat and big black glasses, analysing and giving advice to the dancers on their nutritional intake prior to the performance.' Janice who is Professor of Public Health Nutrition, will also be leading shop tours at Waitrose in Harborne to help shoppers understand how to label read and purchase items for a balanced diet.
To find out more visit the Brum Dine with Me website
6 Week Healthy Eating Programme
We aim to accredit the course by the end of the year and train school staff to deliver the programme over the coming academic year. To find out more about our support for schools click on the link. We'll post news about the annual Healthy Hearts diner at the East End Foods ballroom in the October newsletter. Keep evening of 23rd November free for this.
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