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Italian cookery lessons launched for students across the country

20th September 2013

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Research out this week has shown that a whopping 73% of university students can’t cook simple healthy meals and are living on unhealthy diets.

To combat this, Tom Parker Bowles and food consultant Lorna Wing have joined forces to arm five Italian mammas with Mediterranean inspired recipes to teach clueless students healthy, budget-friendly cooking.

The research by Sacla’ of 1,000 University students and 1,000 parents showed 50% were unsure how to make mash potato or cook rice, while 57% don’t know how to cook vegetables.

Despite 72% of parents wishing their offspring were better at cooking, a quarter of parents feel guilty for not preparing their children in the kitchen before they leave home. 

With half of all students now eating two or more takeaways per week this poor diet is having a considerable effect on their wellbeing, including a lack of energy (36%), we well as an inability to concentrate (28%). 24% have also put on weight.

To change students’ eating habits, five ‘Italian mammas’ will open their kitchens to students in London, Manchester, Swansea, Bristol and Glasgow to discuss healthy eating.

Working to a student-friendly budget of £20 per week, students will be taught how to get the most out of cheap, fresh, ingredients and store cupboards staples with an Italian flair to get them through freshers’ week and beyond.

We think this sounds like a great idea. Students can apply to take part in a class this October by emailing or visiting the Sacla’ Facebook page

Alternatively check out or follow the company on twitter @SaclaUK

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