Discover how to make your food budget go further while cooking healthy and tasty protein-based food, for this year’s Devonport Festival of Learning, which starts on Thursday.
The month-long festival in September, includes over 150 events that provide a wide range of learning opportunities and is an initiative of the Devonport Live and Learning Steering Group.
Devonport Mayor Annette Rockliff encouraged the community to check out the full program and book now to avoid missing out.
Cr Rockliff said the Budget Friendly Protein, which is being organised by the East Devonport Child and Family Learning Centre, would be a great session for anyone wanting to make their food budget go further,
“Learning comes in so many different forms and learning to cook tasty food on a budget is something we could benefit from – what a great session,” Cr Rockliff said.
“We know some families are doing it tough and being able to help in a practical, yet educational way means everyone wins.
“We are grateful to organisations like the East Devonport Child and Family Learning Centre, that help our families, and cooking is an important life skill.”
East Devonport Child and Family Learning Centre Leader Jenny Mountney said the rising cost of living is making it harder for families to afford meat-based proteins.
Ms Mountney said the session will be run by nutrition science students from the University of Tasmania.
“We wanted to let families know that there are ways to include protein in meals, such as lentils, peas and beans, that will stretch their dollar further,” Ms Mountney said.
“How we cook nowadays has changed so much, so we hope this session shows how to produce some flavour that suits the entire family, including any fussy children.
“These high protein foods are low cost which makes them a great alterative for families to include in their diet.”
The Budget Friendly Protein session will be held at the East Devonport Child and Family Learning Centre on Thursday, 9 September from 1.30-3pm. To book call 6478 4337. Places are limited. Childcare provided (must be booked in).
The Festival of Learning will be held from 1-30 September 2022, head to https://livingandlearningdevonport.com.au/events/ for the full list of events,
or visit Devonport City Council’s Customer Service counter for a copy of the program.
Photo: East Devonport Child and Family Learning Centre staff (from left) Sue Horton (Community Inclusion Worker), Amy Travers (volunteer/parent) and Angela Taff (Centre Assistant) are looking forward to this year’s Festival of Learning, which includes a Budget Friendly Protein session at the centre.