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South Australia Community Foodies



The South Australian (SA) Community Foodies Program is a nutrition program that aims to build the capacity of communities to make healthier food choices by training and supporting volunteer community members (foodies) to act as agents for change.

All of the resources and activities that form part of the mainstream program have been adapted to be culturally appropriate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities.

Community Foodies four key messages are:

Other messages include:

SA Community Foodies deliver free training sessions for people who are keen to volunteer in their community. The training runs for six weeks, participants attend each weekly training for five hours.

SA Community Foodies, Seven Ways Project is a project between SA Community Foodies and two screen and media students from Flinders University. Activities for the Seven Ways Project include:

Please note:  Foodies no longer work directly with children or in canteens but will continue to engage with parents and caregivers to help improve healthy eating in children.

SA Community Foodies is run by UnitingCare Wesley Bowden in partnership with UnitingCare Wesley Country SA.

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SA Community Foodies
Carolyn Dent
Statewide Leader
UnitingCare West Bowden
Ph: (08) 9245 7100


Last updated: 13 July 2017
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