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FOODcents for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in WA program

 

Overview

The FOODcents for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in WA program (ATSI FOODcents program) is an adaptation of the Health Department of WA's mainstream FOODcents program, an education program that helps families to achieve a healthy diet and to save money on their grocery shop.

The program contains a number of resources to assist participants:

FOODcents activities include budgeting, cooking sessions and supermarket tours. The focus is on value for money and is suitable for people from low socio-economic backgrounds. There are links to fruit and vegetable campaigns such as the Go for 2&5 Campaign.

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Contacts

Sandra Radich
Nutrition Coordinator, Population Health, Department of Health
PO Box S1296 Perth WA 6845
Ph: (08) 9224 1625
Email: sandra.radich@health.wa.gov.au

Related publications

WA Department of Health (2009)

Deadly tucker : a selection of recipes from the FOODcents for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in WA program.

Perth: WA Department of Health

This cookbook is a selection of recipes that were created as part of the FOODcents for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in WA program.

The Deadly Tucker cookbook is printed in colour with step-by-step photographs for each recipe, including ingredients and equipment needed. Recipes include a selection of soups, main dishes, salads, vegetables and desserts. All recipes have a rating for suitability for people with diabetes.

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FOODcents for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (2005)

North Metropolitan Area Health Service

FOODcents is an education program that aims to help families to to save money on their groceries and to achieve a healthy diet at the same time.

The program is based on the simple fact that the foods that are healthiest are also generally the cheapest per kilo to buy - fruit and vegetables, wholegrains and cereals. Meat and processed foods actually cost more per kilo as do cakes, sweets and other 'snack' foods.

This resource package was created as part of the FOODcents for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in WA program which is an adaptation of the Health Department of WA's mainstream FOODcents program. It includes:

There is now also an online FOODcents advisor training program which consists of seven fun, easy to follow, interactive modules.The modules are designed for those without a nutrition qualification. They cover essential background information on nutrition and the FOODcents program.

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Last updated: 24 September 2014
 
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