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22 September 2014

Introducing The Good Scoff Cook Book - the Nightshelter's very first recipe book!

We are proud to unveil our first ever recipe book - The Good Scoff Cook Book - written by the Nightshelter's very own Food, Nutrition and Wellbeing Co-ordinator, Ali McKay.


A qualified nutritionist, Ali runs cookery lessons for our residents and also gives them essential food budgeting and nutritional advice to help them when they move on from the Nightshelter. The Cook Book is given out to every guest, along with a food package, when they leave.


Packed with useful information, including a one-week menu plan based on a budget of just over £20, The Good Scoff Cook Book will appeal to anyone who would like to eat healthily and cook their own food on a very limited budget. Perfect for those watching not just their health, but also their bank balance!


Speaking about the Cook Book, Ali said: "We were aware that after staying at the Nightshelter, where residents are provided with a varied and nutritious diet, many of them would move on but struggle to maintain a healthy diet. There are many reasons for this; for instance benefit sanctions that leave people with very little, or even no money to buy food; poor budgeting skills; lack of knowledge and skills to plan, shop and cook meals for themselves."


She continued: "The aim of 'Good Scoff' was to equip residents with knowledge and experiences which will help them eat well on a budget, as well as encourage them to feel more confident about buying and cooking food when they have moved on from the Nightshelter."


The Good Scoff Cook Book costs just £5 and is available from Winchester Discovery Centre, the Nightshelter office and online via our new e-shop. (If buying from the Nightshelter office, please drop in and buy from us directly between 8am and 3pm, or call 01962 862050 or email admin@wcns.org.uk to reserve your purchases for pick up at a later date.)