Budget to eat heathily

Left to right: Michaela Kelly, Elysia Harvey, Shannon Myers and Rebecca Hickton learning about healthy eating on a budget

Left to right: Michaela Kelly, Elysia Harvey, Shannon Myers and Rebecca Hickton learning about healthy eating on a budget

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FIVE young Wigan women have learnt how to cook a healthy meal for themselves and their families for just £5 a day, after completing a healthy eating course.

Michaela Kelly, 17, Elysia Harvey, 15, Shannon Myers, 14, Rebecca Hickton, 10, and Chloe Bushell, 15, all from Worsley Hall, took part in the course to improve their food knowledge and cooking skills to benefit their own health and that of their families.

Wigan Council youth workers commissioned NHS Community Food Worker Belinda Nixon to come and teach the girls a different way of thinking about food over five week at the Penson Street Youth Centre in Swinley.

Belinda said: “The idea is to get people cooking healthy food from scratch and on a budget. We teach people on the course about reducing fat and salt in their diets, understanding labels and how to get five fruit or veg a day in diets to set them up for a healthy life.”