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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. The education manual is a guide for people working with Aboriginal communities to promote healthy eating. The cookbook was developed to provide recipes for people with health conditions such as diabetes. Recipes are easy to prepare and low in cost. The cookbook is available in colour with step-by-step photographs, lists of ingredients and equipment needed. Activities include 'Healthy foods', 'Healthy dollars' and 'Cook-up'. Colour photographs are available as separate files. The Department of Health in Western Australia implemented the Foodcents program, which provides skills development in food planning, shopping and cooking. 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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Nutrition Coordinator, Population Health, Department of Health
PO Box S1296 Perth WA 6845
Ph: (08) 9224 1625