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Championing cheap and healthy eating

Government and local grocers have partnered together to host a series of healthy and inexpensive recipe demonstrations.

As part of the “$aver the Flavour: Eat Well for Less” campaign, demonstrations are being held at MarketPlace and Lindo's stores in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Seniors.

The campaign was first launched last May, with retailers offering price reductions on items such as fruits, vegetables, protein-rich meat, grains, pulses and dairy.

The continuing drive aims to help members of the public improve their health and finances, while also cutting Government's healthcare Bill by reducing chronic illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and hypertension.

Jeanne Atherden, Minister of Health and Seniors, said: “We want to show people that they can eat nutritious food and still save money. If people can get healthier while saving money, that's definitely a win-win.”

The next recipe demonstrations are scheduled to take place at Heron Bay MarketPlace on the evening of February 22 and then at Lindo's Devonshire on the evening of March 8. Other initiatives taking place in March include a “Grow, Eat, $ave” gardening workshop over five consecutive weeks in March, and the results of the School Lunch Challenge on March 21.

Tasty treats: Health Minister Jeanne Atherden, centre, displays some of the ingredients to be used in the $aver the Flavour initiative

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Published February 15, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated February 15, 2017 at 6:09 am)

Championing cheap and healthy eating

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