Published On: Fri, Feb 28th, 2014 on 7:06 pm

Families milk a cow and cycle for smoothies at the Oastler Market

Good Food Advice Stall

(l-r) Tom Welfare, Kate Stanley and Ali Gul promote healthy eating

Good Food Advice Stall

(l-r) Trevor Hodgson with Julia Hall from The Good Food Award

Good Food Advice StallGood Food Advice Stall

A special family-fun event has been held at Bradford’s Oastler Market to encourage people to think about what they are eating and where food comes from.

Held today at the Good Food Advice Stall, children and adults got the chance to make their own smoothies using a pedal-powered smoothie bike and also had a go at milking a model cow.

Pam Bughal, environment officer for the Bradford Council, told the Yorkshire Standard: “The day was about helping kids to learn about where food comes from, and it has been a success.

“Lots of kids have come through, and many people have been keen to get on the smoothie bike too.”

Visitors and passer-bys also got the chance to watch live cookery demonstrations, sample healthy food, get advice on healthy diets, and learn about germs by taking part in an experiment using UV light.

The Good Food Advice stall opened last year as part of the Bradford District Food Strategy, a scheme that aims to support local sourcing of food, all the while attempting to cut food waste and encourage healthy eating.

It has been supported by the Bradford Council, the Environment and Climate Change Unit, the Ministry of Food, West Yorkshire Trading Standards, environmental health trainers and local chefs.

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Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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