OLT along with partners at St. Mary’s Youth club host community nutrition event.

GOOD FOOD ROADSHOW. . . . .Julie White, Old Library Trust (right), pictured with her team at the OLT’s Healthy Living Centre’s Good Food Roadshow held at St. Mary’s Youth Club, Creggan on Wednesday night last. From left are Kathleen McNaught, Wendy McLaughlin and Conor Bradley. (Photos: Jim McCafferty Photography)

The event, part of the OLT’s ‘Community Food Initiative’ programme, which saw the delivery of a one-off community event that highlighted the importance of eating and living well to families and children under 12

Held on Wednesday 30th November, the Old Library Trust, recruited the support of local cook, Laurent Pirone to deliver in person the cooking demo, alongside local kickboxing coach Daniel Quigley (Strike) to provide an evening of nutrition awareness, cooking and physical activity.

The event is one aspect of the OLT’s CFI programme and events which aims to improve the availability and access to safe & healthy food options, highlighting local organisations that are offering specialised programmes to local community. Supporting community awareness/knowledge around healthy eating in providing families with access to hot meals, and opportunities to learn more about how to cook meals at home and on a budget.

Delighted with how the project went Julie White, Healthy Lifestyle Co-Ordinator at the OLT said: ‘We have been delighted to work in partnership with our local youth club, in bringing together local chef and sports coach to provide families with an evening of food and learning that we hope can be transferred into the home life. We understand that people are facing difficulty with the current cost of living, and we hope that providing these events can equip parents and families to make better food choices that are affordable and promote good health.’