Coun­try Kitchens cook­ing healthy treats

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STILL fa­mous for scones, cakes and jams, the Queens­land Coun­try Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion is ped­dling a new mes­sage – on health and well-be­ing.

The QCWA Coun­try Kitchens pro­gram be­gan in 2015 with a gen­er­ous grant from Queens­land Health.

The pro­gram cen­tres on five sim­ple health mes­sages that will help build stronger, health­ier com­mu­ni­ties: eat more fruit and veg­eta­bles; cut back on su­gary drinks; watch por­tion sizes; cook at home; sit less, move more.

Once QCWA branch mem­bers have com­pleted train­ing in the pro­gram, they set about im­ple­ment­ing healthy projects in their own com­mu­ni­ties.

The spring edi­tion of Ruth mag­a­zine fea­tures sto­ries from in­di­vid­ual QCWA branches about how they are help­ing their com­mu­ni­ties get health­ier.

The ed­i­tor of Ruth mag­a­zine, Ally Martell, said it was about be­ing in­volved in your lo­cal com­mu­nity.

“QCWA Coun­try Kitchens projects are tai­lored to meet the needs of in­di­vid­ual com­mu­ni­ties,” she said.

Ruth is a colour, quar­terly women’s mag­a­zine that is also a fundraiser for the Queens­land Coun­try Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion.

Ruth is avail­able at newsagents and by sub­scrip­tion, phone

07 4690 9300 or visit


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