Healthy eat­ing on menu

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Food -

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. bobongie@food­ Book­ings are essen­tial.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek d453203

Par­tic­i­pant Maria Atablanco, pub­lic health nutri­tion­ist Kim Dutkowski, par­tic­i­pant Boris Milos­eski and pub­lic health nutri­tion­ist Michelle McIn­tosh.

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