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Eating healthily at less cost

Two supermarkets are partnering with the Ministry of Health in a project aimed to show how people can eat healthier at less cost.

In the lead-up to Nutrition Month, a series of recipe demonstrations will be taking place at MarketPlace and Lindo's using “healthy, flavourful and inexpensive ingredients,” according to the Ministry.

$aver the Flavour, an island-wide initiative to make nutritious food more affordable, was launched in May, 2016.

And it will continue this month and March.

The next demonstrations are at Heron Bay MarketPlace on Wednesday evening, February 22, and Lindo's Devonshire on Wednesday evening, March 8.

The “$aver the Flavour: Eat Well for Less” campaign was developed jointly by the Department of Health and retailers, with shops offering price reductions on items such as fruits, vegetables, protein-rich meats, grains, pulses (peas, beans, lentils) and dairy.

The drive looks to improve people's health and finances, while also cutting Government's healthcare bill by reducing chronic illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and hypertension.

Minister of Health and Seniors Jeanne Atherden 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.”

Other initiatives taking place in March include a Grow, Eat, $ave gardening workshop over five consecutive weeks.

Meanwhile, the results of the School Lunch Challenge will be released on March 21.

For more information, e-mail healthpromotion@gov.bm.

Health Minister Jeanne Atherden displays some of the ingredients to be used in the $aver the Flavour initiative

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Published February 14, 2017 at 3:43 pm (Updated February 14, 2017 at 3:43 pm)

Eating healthily at less cost

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