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nourish eu Project Launch

nourish eu is an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership that will develop educational tools to assist the stimulation of Healthy & Creative Food Regions. The biggest challenges facing the EU food sector are obesity and food poverty but these are also commercial opportunities to develop healthy and affordable foods. nourish eu is an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership that will develop educational tools to assist the stimulation of Healthy & Creative Food Regions in UK/Northern Ireland, Bulgaria, Hungary and Ireland.

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The Food Hub  are joined in this project by Momentum, who are based in Leitrim Village. The project will work closely with the key players in food policy and food production to develop new approaches to ‘healthy, affordable and sustainable food” accessible to all.

Joining forces with organisations in UK, Bulgarian and Hungary, The Food Hub, Drumshanbo and local training and development specialists, Momentum will develop a toolkit to assist and train regional stakeholders to create a Healthy Food Regional Partnership. This toolkit will comprise a programme of learning actions and guidance on how to create a healthy food region.

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Recent Opening of The Shed Distillery

We recently welcomed a new tenant to The Food Hub. Last December, PJ Rigney and his team opened the first distillery in Connaught in 101 years!

They join a thriving Food Hub with Carrig Brewing Company, Bo Peep Preserves, The Cheese Hub , Mc Niffes Boxty, Chef in a Box ready meals and JB catering services.

Great to see so much press about the recent launch of this business. 2015 has gotten off to a great start for us here in the Food Hub and promises to be a very a positive year for Drumshanbo.

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LEGOCIE (LEt’s GO Cooking In Europe!)

LEGOCIE (LEt’s GO Cooking In Europe!) is a Grundtvig Partnership project which will encourage and facilitate adults to share knowledge and good practice about the ways that cooking skills and healthy eating are encouraged and supported in a number of European countries.

In the first year of the project, for each country involved, partners:

  • Investigated the cooking skills and eating habits in their country;
  • Looked at the impact that cooking skills can have on healthy eating and the fight against obesity;
  • Investigated the strategies that are in place at local and national level to promote and support improved cooking skills and a healthy diet.

In the second year of the project, we focused on developing cooking skills in each participating country.
On the basis of what we found in the first year, each partner:

  • Devised an event to promote and encourage cooking skills and healthy eating with community groups, volunteers, parents or elders in their local area or region. The success of this will be evaluated by each individual partner, and the learning will be shared with the other partners at the final project meeting.
  • Developed some resources to promote and support cooking healthy food so that the work of the project group can be disseminated locally, regionally and nationally. This will include the collation of healthy recipes and cooking skills information from each of the partner countries.

You can find out more about this project here – www.legocie.eu