Technology helps sensational cooking

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Harvey CRC Admin and Events Coordinator Leesa Hall prepares food for the Food Sensations workshop.
Camera IconHarvey CRC Admin and Events Coordinator Leesa Hall prepares food for the Food Sensations workshop. Credit: Nicolette Barbas

Harvey residents cooked up a storm at the Harvey Community Resource Centre when they took part in the first Food Sensations workshop on Wednesday.

Food Sensations is a free nutrition and cooking program run by Foodbank WA aimed at giving participants a good understanding of healthy eating as well as skills in how to purchase and prepare healthy foods.

Centre administration and events coordinator Leesa Hall said the program offered a good grounding in basic nutrition in a cost-efficient way. “It’s all about incorporating the five-vegetable, two-fruit rule into your meals every day and learning how to do that on a low budget,” Ms Hall said.

Foodbank WA has successfully ran Food Sensations workshops in over 40 Community Resource Centres with the help of Department of Health funding.

“The sessions have been specifically tailored to be delivered via video conference to regional communities, so we just set up our web cam and Foodbank run the entire thing,” she said.

Running over the next four weeks, the program includes four two-hour interactive sessions.

During the first hour, participants are given nutrition education from Foodbank staff before they begin cooking something from the weekly recipe books in the second hour of the session.

The next free Food Sensations workshop will be held tomorrow at the Harvey CRC. Phone 9729 1699 to register.

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