Jane Will Help You Have a Healthy Big Lunch

BIG Lunchers across Northern Ireland are in for a healthy treat this summer as The Big Lunch partners with nutritional therapist and author Jane McClenaghan to offer one Big Lunch organiser the chance to host a Vital Nutrition workshop and cookery demo at their Big Lunch.

Jane will share some of her healthy ideas and mouth-watering local recipes at the winning Big Lunch and will show you how you can feel energised and invigorated by simply altering some aspects of your diet.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is go to and register for a free Big Lunch pack. You will receive an information pack jam packed with inspiring ideas, posters and invitations and even a pack of seeds to get cracking on growing your own salad greens.

Vital Nutrition specialises in developing bespoke, tailor made nutritional programmes to help you achieve 100 per cent optimum health. Jane takes a fresh look at your diet and will suggest simple, practical changes to help bring your health back into balance. No crazy fad diets, quirky quick fixes or extreme diets – just good, sound nutritional advice that works!

The Big Lunch is calling on communities to take part this year and host their own delicious and nutritious Big Lunch events on June 1st 2014.

Discussing her new ambassadorial role with the Big Lunch, Jane McClenaghan said: “When I was recently asked to champion The Big Lunch in Northern Ireland, I jumped at the chance. Combining community spirit with good food, what’s not to love? The simple idea of sharing some grub with your neighbours takes us back to the grassroots of community spirit, and encouraging people to grow their own produce is a great way to learn more about food.”

Grainne McCloskey of The Big Lunch said: “Over the past five years Big Lunches of all sizes have happened in all kinds of communities, in streets, back gardens, parks and local community venues. Since starting in 2009, thousands of events have taken place each year, with a whopping 3.65 million taking part across the UK last year.

“Everyone can get involved and they can be as big or as small as you want them to be. They don’t need to cost much because the premise is that everyone brings something to the table,” she said.

To find out how you can run your own Big Lunch with your neighbours, colleagues, friends, family or community group, check out

The Big Lunch is the UK’s annual get together for neighbours, an idea from the Eden project and made possible by The Big Lottery Fund. It provides the perfect recipe to have fun with your neighbours, feeding community spirit and helping to build stronger neighbourhoods. People are the key ingredient, with those taking part creating friendlier communities in which they start to share more, from conversation and ideas to skills and resources.