Healthy eating on menu
A NEW program to help provide a better understanding of nutrition and healthy eating starts this month at a specialised training kitchen in the Foodbank Centre at Perth Airport.
Food Sensations is being run by Foodbank WA to provide participants with the skills to purchase and prepare healthy meals through hands-on learning.
Manager Rex Milligan said it would offer ways for people to create tasty meals that were healthy and nutritious without breaking the bank.
“The recipes used in the sessions could include healthy burgers, fruity cake, curry, salads and dips and are suitable for people with any level of cooking ability,” Milligan said.
He said Food Sensation was a practical, fun program that offered clarity around what a healthy diet was and reduced confusion around nutrition.
“Our team of public health nutritionists work with participants on the importance of cooking healthy and nutritious food, how to read labels and budget, as well as plan meals for themselves and their families,” he said.
The free program includes four two-hour sessions at Foodbank WA’s Centre for Hunger Relief at Perth Airport, using the organisation’s new training kitchen and community garden.
Future public programs are planned across Perth throughout the year and organisations are still able to book their own Food Sensations program from August onwards.
Contact Food Sensations coordinator Vanessa Bobongie on 9463 3214 or email Vanessa. firstname.lastname@example.org. Bookings are essential.
Participant Maria Atablanco, public health nutritionist Kim Dutkowski, participant Boris Miloseski and public health nutritionist Michelle McIntosh.