A CAFÉ that offers healthy food is set to open in South Tyneside this week.
The People’s Cafe will be officially opened by the Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Ernest Gibson, on Wednesday.
It’s located downstairs in the Central Library in Prince Georg Square, South Shields.
It is hoped the café will be used by local people who want to live a healthy lifestyle.
Healthy soup and sandwiches will be on the menu and cooking demonstrations will be provided to give people a taste of how easy cooking nutritious food can be.
Coun Gibson will be joined by Mayoress Patricia Ridley and Coun Fay Cunningham, the lead member for health and wellbeing on South Tyneside Council.
Initially funded by a £5,000 grant from Public Health, the café will be accessed by local services including Surfis Group, Your Voice Counts and South Tyneside Happiness & Wellbeing Network to be used as a hub to promote health messages.
Coun Gibson said: “The People’s Café is a wonderful idea and having it located at Central Library is invaluable, as it’s a busy building that has a high number of people using the resource each day.
“Keeping residents healthy in the borough is very important, and ventures like The People’s Café are a useful way of introducing nutritious eating into people’s dietary routines.”
The event runs in conjunction with Big Health Day. It takes place from 10am to 3pm.
It is open to members of the public and will offer health checks by South Tyneside Heath Trainers, healthy eating demonstrations, information stalls and all you will need to improve your health.