Need for Feed tack­les di­a­betes type 2

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

THE Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment has funded a Di­a­betes Queens­land course in Moss­man called “Need for Feed”.

It was run by Wendy Fry over the first four days of the school hol­i­days with ju­nior high school aged stu­dents at the Moss­man Shire Hall.

Ms Fry works for Queens­land Health at Moss­man SHS and fa­cil­i­tated the pro­gram.

The aim was to raise aware­ness of how from a young age you can help de­crease your chances of get­ting type 2 di­a­betes.

The goals were to get par­tic­i­pants’ to eat more fruit and veg­eta­bles and de­crease their in­take of en­ergy dense, nu­tri­ent poor foods and drinks, such as soft drink, chips and lol­lies.

By im­part­ing bet­ter food prepa­ra­tion and cook­ing skills, im­prov­ing con­fi­dence to pre­pare foods, im­prov­ing at­ti­tudes to cook­ing and im­prov­ing healthy eat­ing and nu­tri­tion knowl­edge, the project aimed to lessen the risk of di­a­betes.

Par­tic­i­pants used work books and every­one re­ceived a “Need for Feed” cook­book, which had all of the recipes for the dishes that were cre­ated.

Pic­ture: SUPPLIED

The group in Moss­man who par­tic­i­pated in the nu­tri­tion project

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