On the 17th May (just the other day I know!) the article was published. I made front page! So as you can all imagine I was pretty impressed with myself. Now I'm a local celebrity and my anonymity has all but disappeared - I'm not sure how much of a benefit that is though... But newspapers and reporters, being what they are, misprinted my name!! Oh well at least the article was interesting - thanks East End Life!
Fruitalicious shares healthy eating tips
- by Cecilia Clarke.
"Student Sabiha Khanam from Bow has shown that learning can be fun - no matter what your age.
Earlier in the year, while on a placement from university at John Scurr Community Centre in Limehouse, she successfully applied for a Healthy Borough Can Do Grant.
Sabiha then set up the Fruitalicious Project, with the help of a professional fruitcarver Shamsun Uddin, and a nutritionist, to work with Bangladeshi and Somali women to encourage them to eat more healthy.
Sabiha explained: "By getting the women to work with fruit in a different way, we've got them learning about vitamins and minerals and how, as part of a healthy diet, fresh fruit and vegetables can help prevent illnesses.
The popularity of the six-week project meant that people had to be turned away - 40 or so women wanted to join, but we only had space for 15.
At the start of the class, the women worked with small fruit such as apples, cutting flower designs into them before progressing on to larger fruit, such as melons.
The women also learnt about fruit they would not normally eat, such as dragon fruit."