A helping hand for Sunderland families… 


A new recipe book for families in Sunderland has been developed by Sunderland City Council’s Change 4 Life Team. 


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Sunderland City Council have announced that their brand new, ‘Healthy and Affordable Recipes’ book will be distributed for free along with food parcels to over 2,000 families across Sunderland, with some receiving their copy this week.

The book has been written specifically for families and contains 20 recipes and ideas for simple meals and snacks, an eat well guide to help parents prepare healthy and well-balanced meals and even a shopping list with average prices to help with budgeting the weekly shop.


Joan Lumsdon, Head Teacher at Castletown Community Primary School, said: “We have been so impressed with the food that’s been provided to our free school meal children by the Council’s school meals team. 

The choice and quality have been fantastic, and completely different from the examples recently highlighted in the media.

“We have had really positive feedback from our parents who have welcomed the support in providing their children with healthy and nutritious lunches during a particularly challenging time. 

I also think the free recipe book is a brilliant idea, and again something that will be greatly appreciated by our parents.”


Cabinet Member for Children, Learning and Skills, Councillor Louise Farthing said: “We know how vitally important it is for children to have fresh, tasty and nutritious food not just at school but at home too. 

The council distribute food parcels to families across the city to help with the meal their child would have otherwise had at school.

“These free recipe books will support families to make healthy and affordable snacks and meals throughout the day ensuring, now more than ever, we’re all in the best possible health we can be.”

Change 4 Life Sunderland supports families to eat well, move more and live longer.

For more information on the programme visit https://www.sunderland.gov.uk/article/12536/Change4Life-Sunderland or find them on Facebook for top healthy eating tips, more quick and easy family recipes, fun activities for kids and lots more!



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