Aberystwyth students encouraged to eat fresh
Hundreds of students at Aberystwyth were shown how they can prepare healthy balanced meals without denting their student loans.
Students at Aberystwyth University were given copies of First Degree Cooking, a free cookbook produced by Welsh red meat promotion agency Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), which is aimed at young people who may have left home to study but have never cooked for themselves before.
Around 500 copies of the book, which contains 10 easy recipes that can be prepared for as little as 50 pence per portion, were handed out to students who attended the University’s Fresher’s fair.
Adam Wheeler, HCC’s Communications Officer, said: “The students that we spoke to were enthusiastic about being able to prepare their own meals and not just survive on the stereotypical takeaways and beans on toast.”
“The book has proven to be a big hit amongst students since we launched it during Fresher’s Week last year, and many of the second and third year students that we spoke to this week said they still had the book and were using it.”
So far over 13,000 copies of First Degree Cooking have been picked up by University and A level students since it was launched in September 2011.
The recipe book, which also contains important information about nutrition, food hygiene as well as shopping and cooking tips, is accompanied by a website and also a mobile phone app available to download for Android and iPhone handsets that allows students to access the recipes and advice on the go.Back to news listing