Im­prov­ing lives with top tucker

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS -

WOMEN from the Bin­jari com­mu­nity are cook­ing up a healthy storm in a pro­gram run by NT Health.

The Bin­jari Cook­ing and Nu­tri­tion Class is teach­ing women in the Bin­jari com­mu­nity valu­able tips on nu­tri­tional lit­er­acy and how to de­sign healthy menus for fam­ily meals.

Kather­ine pub­lic health nu­tri­tion­ist Han­nah Lan­ham said it’s im­por­tant for Ter­ri­to­ri­ans to main­tain a proper weight by de­vel­op­ing a healthy diet.

“It’s im­por­tant for all Ter­ri­to­ri­ans to recog­nise the link be­tween un­healthy di­etary pat­terns and chronic dis­ease,” Ms Lan­ham said.

“So, if we can help peo­ple un­der­stand what a healthy diet looks like along with the food skills to de­velop the right diet it is one way to ad­dress chronic dis­ease.”

Meals have been de­signed around bush tucker and pop­u­lar lo­cal recipes.

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED

Bin­jari cook­ing class par­tic­i­pant Danielle Ray­mond stir-fry­ing veg­eta­bles

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