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Date posted: 27 August 2013
South Western Melbourne Medicare Local's (SWMML) Deadly community kitchen is bringing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members from Wyndham and Hobsons Bay in Victoria, to cook and socialise.
The group, whose name was inspired by the Deadly Tucker Cookbook, meet fortnightly on a Friday to learn about healthy eating and lifestyle choices.
SWMML's Aboriginal Outreach Worker Darleen Christensen said the Deadly community kitchen gave the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community a sense of identity and a place to come together. 'It's a great opportunity for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members to meet, have a yarn and learn about health at the same time.'
Ms Christensen said many of the members who attend the community kitchen had chronic diseases, including diabetes.
The program is an initiative by SWMML along with the local Iramoo Community Centre and Wyndham City Council.