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Food and nutrition

Healthy eating

We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our residents.

We hold a range of healthy eating workshops and programs throughout the year for community members to attend.

Nutrition Workshops

Learn.Cook.Share - Adult Nutrition Program

The four-week Learn.Cook.Share for Adults program includes weekly 2.5 hour sessions including interactive food education, activities and preparing recipes in small groups, followed by a shared eating experience. A new education topic is presented each week, including healthy eating, label reading, meal planning and budgeting.

The four-week workshop series takes place at Mary Davies Library and Community Centre each Wednesday starting: 

  • Wednesday 19 July 2023 10am - 12.30pm 
  • Wednesday 26 July 2023 10am - 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 2 August 2023 10am - 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 9 August 2023 10am - 12.30pm 

Places are limited so please remember to register for the workshop series. You can register by emailing or on 9528 0333

Learn.Cook.Share - Youth Nutrition Program

Learn. Cook. Share. for Youth is a healthy eating and cooking program tailored to youth aged 12 and over. Youth are empowered to make informed food choices and have the confidence to cook well and safely. The program also supports problem-solving and decision-making skills, and develop self-efficacy.

This is a two-week workshop series with sessions including a hands-on nutrition activities and discussion, a knife and kitchen safety demonstration, how to read a recipe, and a cooking skill demonstration. The participants will break into small groups to cook a variety of recipes, and gather together at the end for a shared meal.

The two-week workshop series takes place at Rockingham Youth Centre on Wednesdays starting: 

  • Wednesday 16 August 2023 4pm - 6pm 
  • Wednesday 30 August 2023 4pm - 6pm

Places are limited so please remember to register for the workshop series. You can register by emailing or on 9528 0333


Where to go for advice

If you are looking to learn more about ways to improve your health, see some of the below resources.

  • The Australian Dietary Guidelines have information about the types and amounts of foods, food groups and dietary patterns that aim to:
    • promote health and wellbeing;
    • reduce the risk of diet-related conditions, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity; and
    • reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some types of cancers.
  • The Heart Foundation has great resources, recipes and information about healthy eating for heart health.
  • Livelighter has a range of recipe booklets and ideas to give you the skills to make small (or big) lifestyle changes to improve your health.  There are also downloadable resources to educate your family and community.
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