Food for thought? A Community Food Conversation

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We are all connected with food, whether it’s through growing, cooking or simply eating.

Food plays a central role in all our lives and sadly, we have come to undervalue just how significant this role is.

Ballymoney Borough Council on behalf of the Causeway Coast and Glens and Mid and East Antrim Health Cluster and funded by the Public Health Agency is organising a fantastic and interactive community conversation around food on Monday 9th March from 6.45 to 9.30pm

There will be a mix of short presentations and chat but most importantly, over the evening the collective imagination and enthuisasm of participants will be channelled into producing an exciting vision for the new Causeway Coast and Glens District Council which will consider how we can promote access and affordability of good quality, healthy and nutritious food but also how we can celebrate the role food can play in developing our communities.

A Council spokesperson added: “We would love people to bring a copy of their favourite recipe, particularly if it uses leftovers or common store cupboard ingredients. We want to produce a community cookbook as a tangible outcome from this conversation. We are targeting groups across all sectors but also individuals. So, if you’re passionate about food, where we grow or purchase it; how we use or abuse it; you will be most welcome.”

The event is restricted to two representatives per group. Contact Hilary McAllister on 028 2766 0257 or email: hilary.mcallister@ballymoney.gov.uk