Making sense of food labels and choosing the healthy option can be a minefield.
Grand Pacific Health is this month hosting a workshop that will help you save money on healthy food, give you practical healthy eating ideas and teach you how to properly understand food labels.
The free session will be held at the Goulburn Library on Tuesday, January 30 from 11am.
The Food Cents program teaches a smarter way to spend money on food and nutritionally get more ‘bang for your buck.’
Healthier foods are better for your mind, body, and the budget. In the supermarket we are bombarded with so many choices, health messages and prices; this workshop will show people how to identify the healthiest choices at the best value.
The session will be helpful for young people who might be moving out of home for the first time, anyone who’s made a New Year’s resolution to get healthy, those trying to save money, and people with allergies or intolerances who could use a hand interpreting food labels.
Organisers say anyone who shops for food to cook at home will find something useful in the workshop.
“Young people who are moving out of home for the first time will find this workshop invaluable,” Library manager Erin Williams said.
“There are a lot of life changes when you’re on your own for the first time, especially if you’re going away to study, so these tips on how to save on shopping costs whilst enjoying a delicious, balanced diet are a great opportunity.”
The session is free, but bookings are essential and can be made online at www.trybooking.com/SVXH, in person at the Library, or by calling on 4823 4435.