Country Kitchens cooking healthy treats
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 www.qcwa.org.au.
COUNTRY COOKING: Toowoomba’s QCWA branch hosted Back to Basics cooking classes for people with special needs.