Save money on food AND eat well

Juniper, together with Foodbank and Bentley Community Focus will show seniors how to save money on groceries while also achieving a healthy diet through three weekly free information sessions for seniors.

Utilising FOODcents methodology, the three sessions will cover topics such as food budgeting and meal planning, including how to create inexpensive meal options.

The third week includes a cooking class on a specific meal, a tour of the Bentley Community Garden where herbs and other produce will be gathered for the meal and a free lunch.

FOODcents is an education program from the Department of Health that aims to teach people how to get value for money when grocery shopping while achieving a balanced diet.

Juniper dietician, Caitlin Warren said the program is based on a simple concept.

“FOODcents uses the food pyramid to show us how to spend most of our money on the foods we should eat most and less money on the foods we should eat less,” she said.

The sessions will take place on Tuesday 9 June, Tuesday 16 June and Tuesday 30 June at The Salvation Army Hall in Bentley, running from 11.30am to 1.30pm.

For more information, call Juniper’s Outreach and Wellness Team on 6363 6324.

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