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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Cook up a storm with 'Family Food and Fun' in Kidsgrove and Rugeley

05/06/2015

Kate Staples, Giles  Donaldson and Jo Edward
Kate Staples, Giles Donaldson and Jo Edward

Families in Kidsgrove and Rugeley are invited to cook up a storm while learning how to live a healthier life as part of a free six-session course.

"A healthy lifestyle, from food to exercise, can have a tremendous impact on our children’s futures which is why it is so important that they start off on the right foot from a young age."

Head of Staffordshire Safer Communities CIC Kate Staples

Staffordshire Safer Communities CIC is running the ‘Family Food and Fun’ programme in association with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Groundwork West Midlands.

The workshops will take place at Rugeley Community Fire Station, Bryans Lane, from 3.45pm-5.45pm every Wednesday, starting on June 10.

They will be held at Kidsgrove Community Fire Station, Lower Ash Road, from 3.45pm-5.45pm every Thursday, starting on June 11.

During the sessions, children of primary school age and their parents or guardians, will be able to create – and eat - mouth-watering meals and scrumptious snacks.

They will also be told about hidden sugar in breakfast cereals and given top tips on the perfect portion size. There will also be information on fire safety in the home.

Head of Staffordshire Safer Communities CIC Kate Staples said: “A healthy lifestyle, from food to exercise, can have a tremendous impact on our children’s futures which is why it is so important that they start off on the right foot from a young age.

“The ‘Family Food and Fun’ workshops are an excellent way to learn more about how to keep fit and healthy. They will show people how to create meals that not only taste great but are also good for you and your children. They will educate people on the importance of exercising and how it can contribute to a family’s overall health and wellbeing. All of the ingredients and equipment will be supplied and the sessions are completely free of charge – all you need to bring is enthusiasm.”

Places are limited and must be booked. Call Ant Knight on 01782 829966 or email Anthony.knight@groundwork.org.uk to reserve a place.