Students urged to go local for healthy eating
NEW students arriving in Swansea are being pointed in the direction of the city market.
They are being encouraged to buy their produce from the city centre.
And to help them with suggestions about cooking healthy meals on a budget MasterChef finalists Dale Williams and Larkin Cen will be on hand.
Swansea Council staff will be visiting both the Swansea University and Swansea Metropolitan University campuses for their freshers' fairs.
Staff will be giving away free Welshcakes and promoting various offers that several market stalls are offering.
Council cabinet member for regeneration Nick Bradley said: "The indoor market is a vitally important feature of Swansea that helps strengthen our reputation for individuality at a time when many other town and city centres across the UK are carbon copies of one another.
"The arrival of so many students in Swansea at this time of year is a great chance to introduce the market to a younger audience and attract more shoppers there than ever before.
"The market is a great fit for students because it's easily accessible by foot and bus from the university campuses and offers products like razor clams and conger eels that are especially popular with students from overseas.
"Our visits to the campuses will also offer a chance for students to sign up for a new city centre loyalty card and access the scores of offers and discounts available.
"This will help attract more shoppers into the city centre and boost local traders."
Staff will be at Swansea University on today and tomorrow.
MasterChef finalists Dale Williams and Larkin Cen will be on hand outside Fulton House on Tuesday to provide a cookery demonstration in an effort to show students how they can use fresh market ingredients to make delicious and healthy meals on a budget.
A visit to Swansea Metropolitan University will then take place on Friday.