Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Don't Forget Your Veggies; Health Reporter HELEN RAE Explains Why Students Are Being Encouraged to Remember to Eat Healthily and Take Their Five a Day

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Don't Forget Your Veggies; Health Reporter HELEN RAE Explains Why Students Are Being Encouraged to Remember to Eat Healthily and Take Their Five a Day

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Byline: HELEN RAE

CASH-STRAPPED and looking for discounts? It's not just the high street chains that offer a bargain.

Students new to the city can bag a bargain at the city's historic Grainger Market where for cash-strapped students can stay healthy and get their five a day for less.

The Grainger Market is a Grade Ilisted covered market constructed as part of the 19th Century redevelopment of Newcastle to replace markets on the site of Grey Street. It was designed by John Dobson and opened in 1835.

Newcastle City Council market operations manager Heather Thurlaway said: "The Grainger Market offers a range of delicious, healthy fresh fruit and vegetables at prices that are very competitive compared to your average supermarket.

"Plus, it is a genuine Geordie shopping experience, so anyone who is new to our city can get a real feel for Newcastle by coming here to shop.

"Our butchers make their own-recipe burgers and sausages, we have fresh fish counters and we also have Pumphrey's coffee supplier that grinds fresh beans on the spot and will make up a blend to your own taste.

"We know from our own research that students tend to buy things in smaller quantities because they tend to live in shared accommodation where fridge and cupboard space is at a premium.

"The great thing about the Grainger Market is that you can buy smaller quantities for a lot less and get some friendly advice on how to cook what you've bought at the same time."

And the city council is also reminding students new to the city that they can find great-value items including local produce down at the Quayside Market, which is held next to the Tyne every Sunday between 9.30am and 4pm.

Heather added: "The Quayside market is a real traditional outdoor Geordie shopping experience. It's really worth a visit in your first few weeks of arriving in our city. …

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