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Ready Selfie Cook – Barking and Dagenham’s budding chefs to get snapping

PUBLISHED: 15:00 16 May 2015

The Young Mayor of Barking and Dagenham, Angelica Olawepo, tucks in to a home cooked dish of stew and dumplings with a side serving of salad.

The Young Mayor of Barking and Dagenham, Angelica Olawepo, tucks in to a home cooked dish of stew and dumplings with a side serving of salad.

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The borough’s younger residents could get a taste of luxury with the launch of a healthy-eating selfie competition.

In celebration of Barking and Dagenham’s 50th anniversary, the council-run healthy living reward scheme StreetBase is offering young people the chance to win some fantastic prizes. All they need to do is send a photo of themselves cooking their favourite nutritious dish.

Angelica Olawepo, Young Mayor of Barking and Dagenham, has already got stuck in to the competition, and is pictured above with a meal of stew with salad and dumplings.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing what sort of tasty and nutritious food they are serving up for themselves, family and friends,” said health cabinet member councillor Maureen Worby.

“I recently pledged to eat more healthily, as part of the borough’s ‘Make a change’ campaign, and I’m sure that this will encourage more young people to think about healthier options.”

StreetBase members can share a photo of themselves cooking their favourite healthy dish, on the StreetBase Connect Facebook page. They will then be entered in to a prize draw to win a pair of Beats headphones and three budding chefs will also receive deluxe cooking equipment.Every entrant will receive 50 bonus StreetBase points just for taking part.

Competition entrants must be a StreetBase card holder aged between 11 and 18. The closing date for entries is 15 June 2015.

More information on the Make a change campagin can be found here.


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