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Need for feed



The Need for feed program is for secondary students' in years seven to ten in both public and private schools across Queensland (QLD). The program is designed to improve student's confidence and skills in preparing healthy food, and in the long term, contribute to curbing the rise of type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Need for feed provides students with the opportunity to cook and try a range of foods, from pizzas and pastas to healthy cakes and fruit bakes. Students receive a work book that includes program recipes and also a chef's hat, to help them become young master chefs in the making. The program offers students a total of 20 hours of fun filled cooking action and healthy eating activities and classes consist of 15 to 20 students. The program is delivered by a qualified facilitator and run on school grounds outside of school hours.

Programs are run continuously across the state and schools can commence at any time. Diabetes Queensland provides each school with funding to ensure the program is a success and students are charged a contribution fee of only $20 in total to attend the program.

Abstract adapted from Diabetes Queensland


Diabetes Queensland
29 Finchley St
Milton Qld 4064
Ph: (07) 3506 0948


Last updated: 22 May 2015
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