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DkIT Students Dish Up Food Ideas for Louth ABC Programme

15 February 2024

Dundalk Institute of Technology was delighted to be involved in an event with the local Area Based Childhood (ABC) Programme which was held recently in the Imperial Hotel in Dundalk. Some of the Institute’s 2nd year Culinary Arts students gave their time to develop some simple dishes and carry out a cooking and tasting session with Louth ABC. The DkIT students developed recipes that could be created using minimal ingredients and equipment yet still deliver nutritious food for families. 

The DkIT students involved in this project were Emily Farrell, Joseph Lawler Reid, Niamh Ryan, Patrick Mc Sorley and they were supported by DkIT lecturer Alan Mc Cabe.

Sandra Farrell from Louth ABC said,

“I would like to thank the DkIT students for their wonderful work last week. We had 88 parents attend on the morning and the feedback has been very positive. Everyone was raving about how good the food tasted and I've even heard about some parents trying out the recipes already. I’d like to thank DkIT for their very generous donation of food for the demonstrations and a huge thank you for volunteering your time to come and share your expertise with the parents on the morning. The students’ recipes and ideas for creating healthy low-cost meals were exactly what we were hoping for and I'm sure they will become family favourites. I highly commend the student’s professional warm enthusiastic way in which they interacted with the parents throughout the event which created a wonderful atmosphere”.

The ABC (Area Based Childhood) Programme is a national prevention and early intervention programme funded by Tusla -The Child and Family Agency. This programme aims to promote and improve the development of children in County Louth through the implementation of evidence-based approaches/interventions.


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