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Aboriginal training organisation Tauondi College, with project partners the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia and South Australia Health, has set up the Live longer! mobile training van project which aims to help prevent chronic disease in Indigenous communities across South Australia by providing free two-day training courses in healthy eating, nutrition and horticulture. The caravan will be visiting 21 Indigenous communities by June 2013.
Aboriginal Health Council chief executive officer, Mary Buckskin, said once participants had completed the training they would be encouraged to link in with their local Aboriginal community controlled health service to receive ongoing health checks, healthy lifestyle advice and support.
'The Aboriginal Health Council and the recent course graduates will also work together to create a cookbook celebrating the considerable culinary skills of Aboriginal people around the state,' Mary said. 'We are hoping to get a good spread of traditional and contemporary recipes so we can all feel proud of how our people are making nutrition a priority.' The cookbook will contain recipes that are healthy, practical to make and use locally available ingredients. Graduates can compete to have their recipes included in the cookbook by submitting their recipes to a nutritionist who will make the selection.
The project is funded through the Australian Government's Live longer! campaign.
Source: Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia
1 Lipson Street
Port Adelaide SA 5015
Ph: (08) 8240 0300