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What is the project about?
The philosophy of the project is to increase cooking skills, and to have fun gathering, preparing and consuming nutritious meals. Many aspects of the Good quick tukka: cook it, plate it, share it (GQT) project are borrowed from Jamie Oliver's manifesto which aims to re-invigorate a passion for food in the community and increase skills needed for cooking. A unique aspect of the program is to 'Pass on' the recipe to family and friends at home.
The GQT program is a 10 week program but it can be adapted to suit the needs of the community. The 'Pass on' concept can be demonstrated at community expo days that can engage people who cannot cook and can potentially recruit them to future GQT programs.
To increase the number of meals being prepared at home among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
For a recipe to be included in the Good quick tukka: cook it, plate it, share it project it must:
Evaluation data collated from 2009-2010 show that the program has been able to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to cook and to be exposed to a variety of cooking methods and recipes, and to have fun. Enablers identified for what would make it easier to cook confirm that the basic concept of fast and budget friendly recipes is appropriate.
A GQT manual has been developed to incorporate the recommendations from staff and participants and support from the CEO is imperative for the successful implementation of the program. The manual includes information about the program, evaluation processes, and the 'Pass on' concept. A Facebook Group page has been created to pass on the recipes and messages at www.facebook.com/goodquicktukka.
Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC)
Ph: (07)3328 8500
The Good quick tukka: facilitator manual has been developed by the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) in consultation with 13 Aboriginal and Islander Community controlled health services. It provides information for facilitators of the Good quick tukka program on how to run nutrition education and cooking classes aimed at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have limited cooking skills or would like to develop more confidence in cooking. Topics covered in the manual include:
Abstract adapted from Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council