Do you Love Food and Hate Waste?
Each month, the average family throws away £50 of good food that is simply not eaten. This is a third of what was bought and over a year it adds up to the equivalent of a utility bill. For a family with children the average cost of the wasted food rises to nearly £700!
A Free cookery course has been organised by Essex County Council and is supported by Colchester Borough Council to help encourage residents to reduce, reuse and recycle.
The ‘Love Food and Hate Waste’ course, taking place this Monday 5th July at Wilson Marriage Adult Community Learning Centre, Barrack Street, Colchester, will be run by a professional chef for to help you make the most of your leftovers by using them to create tasty new meals and snacks for the whole family.
As well as expanding your cooking options you will also find out lots of other great tips and advice to waste less food â€“ a great way to help reduce your impact on the environment. You will be sure to want to help your friends and family save money too by sharing the recipe ideas and other tips with them afterwards.
What you will learn
â€¢How much money you can save by reducing food waste including through planning your food shopping trips, perfect portions sizes, savvy storage in the cupboard, fridge and freezer, and great recipe ideas
â€¢Understanding food labels e.g. â€˜sell byâ€™ and â€˜use byâ€™ dates
â€¢The impact on the environment of throwing food away e.g. the energy needed to make and transport food and what happens to it when buried in landfill
â€¢How to recycle what you canâ€™t reuse including by home composting to create great fertiliser for the garden
The course runs from 10am to 1pm and just 7 places remain. To book yours call 01206 798488 at 9am on Monday morning. Alternatively you can enrol online at www.essex.gov.uk/adultlearning quoting course code XEWMZ1A2