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Published by Jon Land for Salix Homes in Health and also in Housing

Our tenants will be learning to cook healthy food on a budget Our tenants will be learning to cook healthy food on a budget

Budding chefs are set to cook up a storm in the kitchen as they learn to prepare healthy meals on a shoestring.

Salford-based housing provider Salix Homes and the health improvement team at Salford City Council have teamed up with top chef Ray Jones to offer cooking classes for the people of Salford.

During the five week course chef Ray, who works at TamesideCollege, will teach participants how to cook healthy and nutritious meals on a tight budget.

As part of the course participants will produce recipe books to take home so they can rustle up some mouth watering meals for their families.

It is hoped the free classes will encourage those taking part to cook healthy meals at home and share what they have learnt with their friends, families and neighbours.

Sue Sutton, director of customer and neighbourhood services at Salix Homes, said: “We are proud to be working alongside Salford City Council and talented chef Ray Jones to provide these cooking courses for our tenants and the people of Salford.“

With the cost of food rising we know it can be difficult to produce nutritious and hearty meals for the family when money is already tight, but we want to show people that it is possible to eat healthily while living on a budget.

“Healthy eating is the key to a healthy lifestyle and we hope that these cooking classes will help educate people about the importance of a good diet and they will pick up some recipes and ideas that they can then share with their whole family."

Two lucky participants will also get the chance to obtain a certificate in Food and Hygiene.

The classes will be held at Ordsall Community Café in Tatton Street on Thursdays from January 24 to February 21.

The classes are free and all ingredients and cooking utensils will be provided. To put your name on the reserve list call Mary Rolfe on 0161 7798965, email mary.rolfe@salixhomes.org or Nilofer Shaikh on 07748 144232 or nilofer.shaikh@salford –pct.nhs.uk

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