Need for Feed tackles diabetes type 2
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.
The group in Mossman who participated in the nutrition project