Eyemouth is embracing healthy eating and lifestyles and helping them on their way is the local Co-op which displays a healthy recipe every week.
A healthy living network course held in Eyemouth at the end of 2015 by the Joint Health Improvement Team for Scottish Borders culminated in an event in the town’s community centre last month where people could sample home made soup and other dished.
One of the myths about health eating is that it’s expensive and to prove that this doesn’t have to be the case Eyemouth and District Community Trust joined the health improvement team and those who had attended the healthy eating course to put on the community centre event where people enjoyed carrot and apple soup - the carrots and soup packs donated by the Co-op and the apples provided by Lucy Anderson from her allotment.
After enjoying the soup people also had the chance to taste and discover some new fruits – kiwi fruit, pomegranate, papaya, blueberries, mango and persimmon.
The healthy eating course was held in the early years centre at Eyemouth Primary School so those attending had access to a creche, with staff from NHS Borders, Scottish Borders Council’s community learning department and Connect Berwickshire Youth Trust all helping out on the day of the community event.
Going forward The Auld Merket Facebook page is posting a healthy recipe each week. These recipes have been assessed by nutritionists from Healthy Living Network for the balance of salts, sugars and the like. The Co-op in Eyemouth will display the same recipe each week.