Cancer patients, their families and carers are invited to herb and nutrition workshop

Nutritional Therapist Catherine Jeans preparing for Herb & Nutrition Workshop. Photo: The Big C

Nutritional Therapist Catherine Jeans preparing for Herb & Nutrition Workshop. Photo: The Big C

Cancer patients and their family members or carers, are invited to attend an interactive herb and nutrition workshop, to discover how creating meals and snacks can help towards a healthier lifestyle.

Hosted by Norfolk cancer charity, Big C, at their support and information centres around Norfolk, the workshops will have the theme ‘sustain’.

Medical herbalist, Alex Hobbs and nutritional therapist, Catherine Jeans, will show recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks which are nourishing and nutritious to help boost energy levels.

This is the fifth year the pair have been run workshops for Big C, which have been attended by over 100 people during that time.

Ms Jeans said: “The workshops are a great support for people affected by cancer, and enable those who attend to learn simple and practical ways to enhance their nutrition, learn more about simple herbal remedies that can be used at home, at the same time enjoying some delicious food in a relaxing environment.

“For me, as a nutrition professional, it’s a real privilege to support the work of Big C.

“I love showing people that nutritious, healthy food can be simple and tasty.

“This time we’ll be demonstrating a day of delicious recipes, including how to make your own breakfast granola, eight-vegetable bolognaise with courgette pasta and super-nutritious drinks.”

Nikki Morris, deputy chief executive at Big C, said: “We’re always looking for ways to enhance daily health and wellbeing. The ‘sustain’ workshop is an engaging and fun way to increase knowledge of nutrition and herbs and a chance to try some new recipes that can then be replicated at home for a healthier lifestyle.”

Dates and times for the workshops are Tuesday, May 16, at the Gorleston Centre, 10.30am to 12.30pm or the Great Yarmouth Centre, 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Or on Monday, May 22 at the Norwich Centre, noon to 2pm or the King’s Lynn Centre, 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

The workshops are free to attend, but places are limited. Book your place by visiting or calling Gorleston on 01493 453930, Great Yarmouth on 01493 855297, King’s Lynn on 01553 818737 or Norwich on 01603 286112.