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Free food advice for families in south Shropshire

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Families with children under five in south Shropshire can find out how to save money and have fun with food this half-term. 

Organised by Shropshire Council’s Sure Start children centres in celebration of National Family Week (30 May to 5 June 2011), the Love Food Hate Waste workshops are free and will advise parents and carers on how best to store food to get the most out of it, and help find ways of save up to £50 a month on your grocery bill.

The Love Food Hate Waste sessions have been set up to give parents the knowledge and skills which they can share through fun activities with their children.  The workshops include practical demonstrations, recycling, and advice on how to store food to last longer.

 National Family Week is the largest annual celebration of families and family life in the UK and aims to encourage families to spend more time together.  

There will be numerous events across the county organised to bring families together in National Family Week and for children to experience a range of enjoyable activities which will also support their learning and development.  Parents and carers will also have the opportunity find out about other children’s centre activities and services on offer. 

Love Food Hate Food Events in south Shropshire will be held on:

Tuesday 31 May 2011

  • Sure Start Children’s Centre, Albrighton school from 1pm to 3pm
  • The Café at The Foyer, Marstons Mill, Portcullis Lane, Ludlow, from 1pm to 3pm 

Wednesday 1 June

  • Highley Severn Centre, Bridgnorth Road,  from 9.30am – 11.30am
  • Sure Start Children’s Centre, St Mary’s Bluecoat CE Primary School, The Grove, Bridgnorth from 1 pm – 3pm

 Thursday 2 June

  • Sure Start Children’s Centre, Bishop’s Castle Primary School, Oak Meadow from 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Sure Start Children’s Centre, Stokesay Primary School, Meadow Street, Craven Arms from 1pm – 3pm

Friday 3 June

Broseley Methodist Church, Duke Street from 9.30am 11.30am

Shropshire Council Cabinet member, Councillor Aggie Caesar-Homden, said:

“As a council we truly recognise how important it is for families to spend quality time together.  Our busy lifestyles can often leave us with little time for family life and to shop wisely and prepare fresh food.  So what better way to mark National Family Week than to encourage parents and carers to take part in these Love Food Hate Waste Workshops?  I hope many parents and carers will gain lots of useful hints and tips and a great deal of fun from these sessions, and share their experience at home with their children.”

Families and children will also on the day have the opportunity to join their local children’s centre and become fully-fledged members.

Free crèches will be available at each centre.  For more information about these events and to book a place for you and your child, please contact Sure Start children’s centre services (south team) on 01694 723465.