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If you live in Western Australia and would like to participate in a free workshop (or series of workshops) then contact us for the next event in your area.
If you are an agency or organisation in Western Australia with a group of clients who may benefit from a free workshop (or series of workshops) then contact us for more information.
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The following organisations in Western Australia run community workshops and/or advisor training on nutrition and food budgeting based on the FOODcents principles.
Cancer Council WA conducts community FOODcents education workshops and advisor training. Training is available for all health and community professionals. Community FOODcents workshops are available in some regional areas and cover healthy eating, food budgeting, cooking and a supermarket tour.
Participation is open to all who wish to attend.
Regional workshops can be organised for the following regional centres: Broome, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Midland, Bunbury and Albany.
Contact us if you would like to attend a community workshop or advisor training.
The Australian Red Cross FOODcents Program works with families, adults, young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and Cultural and Linguistically Diverse communities throughout Western Australia.
This holistic healthy lifestyle program assists people in choosing, preparing and cooking affordable healthy meals for themselves and their families.
The Australian Red Cross FOODcents program aims to increase the awareness and understanding of the link between a poor diet and chronic disease and to increase the prevalence of healthy eating behaviours. The program utilises a range of inter-active nutrition, food budgeting and cooking activities.
The program is generally conducted over four consecutive weeks for two hours; however one day workshops and one off session of two hours are also available. The program content is flexible and can be adapted to suit a diverse range of groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, recent migrants, young parents, at risk youth and people on marginalised incomes.
For more information on the Australian Red Cross FOODcents program please contact Narelle Little, Nutrition Manager on 9225 1951 or email@example.com
Foodbank WA's Food Sensations Program is based on the Department of Health’s FOODcents program. The recently funded Food Literacy and Skill Development Program for Adults is being conducted in partnership with Red Cross and Cancer Council WA. The program can be tailored to suit your group’s needs and may cover topics such as:
- Basic nutrition principles
- Meal planning and budgeting
- Label reading
- Lunch box and snack ideas
- Recipe modification and healthier meals
- Food shopping
- Food safety
- Basic cooking skills and preparation of simple, low cost dishes.
We are particularly targeting adults and parents living in low socio-economic circumstances. This may include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) populations.
Please see our website for further information: www.healthyfoodforall.com.au
For more information on the Food Sensations program please follow the nutrition link at the School Breakfast Program website.
The following programs may also be of interest...
Crunch&Sip: A primary school based program promoting a water and fruit or veg break during class time.
Live Lighter: A new social marketing campaign in WA to help adults acheive a healthy weight. Includes personalised information, recipes and diet plans.
Swap It Don't Stop It: A national campaign to help adults acheive a healthy weight by reducing portion sizes, choosing healtheir options and being more active.