EXPECT some taste tests, portion advice and family planning at a local food waste roadshow next week.

You Can Cook and Kitchen Canny have teamed up to present the Food Waste Reduction workshop in Innerleithen.

The free event, which will run from 1pm to 3pm at the Vale of Leithen Social Club, is designed to save families money while at the same time reducing the amount of food going in the bin.

Bosco Santimano from You can Cook told us: "The Kitchen Canny workshop is a relaxed and informative activity-based session designed for groups, particularly families, to help them reduce food waste and also save money."

A similar workshop last year, along with the free Kitchen Canny kits, helped families save an estimated £424 on average over the past 12 months.

Bosco added: "Anyone can save money and reduce waste with some simple changes to the way they plan, shop and cook."

Activities planned for next Wednesday's workshop include a Brand Savvy taste test, based on the BBC's Eat Well for Less, a demonstration on flavours called From Italy to India in an Instant, a Picky Wee Jimmy activity to help tackle fussy eaters, and Dinner with Goldilocks which looks at feeding the whole family without feeding the bin.

To book a space on the Food Waste Reduction workshop call Alex Wilson on 07722808830 or email alex@youcancook.org.uk