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St Cuthbert’s Hospice is to take the message of healthy eating and drinking out into the centre of Durham next week.

As part of Nutrition and Hydration Week, hospice staff and volunteers will be in Durham Market Place to offer shoppers samples of wok meals and smoothies, plus healthy eating advice and leaflets including how to eat well for less.

Carole Lynne, Guest Services Manager for St Cuthbert’s Hospice, said: “Our hospice tries to help families in County Durham every single day and we always provide healthy, nutritious and tasty options to our patients.

“We try to spread the word as much as possible, but especially in Nutrition Hydration Week, we want to offer ideas on what to serve up at home that is easy to make and cost effective.”

And she added: “When you think that your five portions of fruit and veg can include dried, canned and juices as well as frozen and fresh, it is a lot less daunting.”

Dr Pippa Lovell , a nutrition and palliative care specialist at the hospice, said: “Something like a third of all cancers are attributable to poor diet and a poor diet can make cancers more difficult to treat.

“Just by adding some vegetables to our normal dinners and having some fruit makes a huge difference to our health and wellbeing.”

A demonstration of healthy wok cooking by our chefs will take place at 12 Noon at St Cuthbert’s Hospice stall at Durham Farmer’s Market on Thursday March 19th

We are very grateful to our supporter and fish supplier Ian Kennedy of IK Fish who has kikndly leant us the use of his big, covered market stall and some cooking, storage and display facilities. Please look out for us at the IK Fish stall.


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