Health and safety family cooking

Kitchen course ... the safe cooking classes at Moss Bank
Kitchen course ... the safe cooking classes at Moss Bank

INNOVATIVE fire safety experts are teaching young Moss Bank mums the art of safe cooking following a spate of accidental kitchen fires in the area.

Mushroom omelette, chicken curry and spaghetti carbonara have all been on the menu as the parents learn how to safely cook a variety of healthy, nutritious meals for their families.

The eight-week Ministry of Food course is being delivered at Moss Bank Children’s Centre by the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.

The cookery classes are being delivered by community fire safety advocates Paula McIver, Joanne Henderson and Layla Cox - so not only are the mum’s learning new skills, they are also finding out more about safe cooking practices and fire safety in the home.

Paula McIver said: “As an area with high levels of kitchen fires, Moss Bank was identified as a community that would benefit from learning how to cook easy, healthy meals at a low cost.

“As mums of young children, we have also been able to offer the parents information about healthy eating for babies and toddlers.

“All the residents taking part have been really enthusiastic and every week they tell us how they have cooked the recipes at home for their friends and family.”