Healthy meals on West Bann menu

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West Bann Development Centre has planned two cookery demonstrations during October to show how to prepare healthy meals on a budget.

The first cookery demo ‘Winter Warmers’ event will be held on Friday, October 21, from 1- 3pm, at West Bann Development Centre.

It has been organised for Positive Ageing Month of October by Iain McAfee, health co-ordinator for Neighbourhood Renewal Coleraine, and Joann Dunseith, co-ordinator of Good Morning Causeway.

This event is open to anyone over the age of 50 from the Neighbourhood Renewal areas in Coleraine.

It will include speakers and information about keeping your home warm and energy efficient, as well as ensuring that you are getting all the financial support available. 

Radio Ulster celebrity chef, Paula McIntyre will also be in attendance to provide some useful hints for cooking up tasty, nourishing dishes that are important to eat during the winter months.

Winter warmer packs, containing an assortment of items, will be given out at the event.

Booking is essential as space is limited.

Those interested in taking part are asked to contact Iain on 07818506215 to reserve a place. The second, spooky cookery, demo ‘Halloween Kitchen Nightmares’ event will be held on Friday, October 28 from 7.30-8.30pm, again at West Bann Development Centre.

Everyone is welcome to the Food Laboratory to learn one-pot cooking in the smoking cauldron and experiment with food to vary the diet.

This event is open to all in the community of all ages to learn how to cook from scratch and make an easy nutritious meal using fresh ingredients and “proper seasoning” in half an hour.

This initiative is funded by Networks Involving Communities in Health Improvement.

To book spaces contact reception at West Bann